Fred Hersch, piano and Julian Lage, guitar

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The relentlessly probing pianist, composer and conceptualist Fred Hersch opens undiscovered doors while exploring the jazz tradition to its fullest. With eight Grammy nominations, ongoing jazz and classical partnerships and historic collaborations with jazz legends Joe Henderson, Art Farmer and Stan Getz, he appears on more than 100 recordings, Grammy-nominated guitar prodigy and composer/arranger Julian Lage, subject of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Jules at Eight, distills guitar traditions from pre-bop swing to bluegrass flash, appearing with musicians as varied as Jim Hall, Mark O’Connor, Gary Burton, David Grisman, Joshua Bell and Yoko Ono. Together, this duo takes co-improvisation to new heights.

To view Program Notes for this performance, click here.

To read the full Q&A with Fred Hersch, click here.

This performance is presented in collaboration with The Art of Cool Project.


Multi-media Screening and Artist Talk

Varsity Theater
Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m.— 9 p.m.

Join Carolina Performing Arts and the CHAT Festival for a film screening of Fred Hersch’s film My Coma Dreams prior to his Friday night performance at Memorial Hall.  This film screening is free and open to the public.