Hersch has been called a “one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation” by Downbeat and has earned a place among the foremost jazz artists in the world today. He is widely recognized for his ability to steadfastly create a unique body of original works while reinventing the standard jazz repertoire. Hersch’s numerous accomplishments include a 2003 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for composition, two Grammy® nominations for Best Jazz Instrumental Performance and a Grammy® nomination for Best Instrumental Composition.

Fred Hersch Trio in Concert was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Western Jazz Presenters Network and the National Endowment for the Arts, presented in cooperation with the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. Hersch was accompanied by his long-standing bassist and drummer, John Hébert and Eric McPherson.

Arizona Daily Star: Fred Hersch Trio in concert Wednesday by Chuck Graham

Photos copyright © 2013 by Norman J. Beasley