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Heilig Memorial Concert: Fred Hersch, piano

Friday, October 5, 2018
8:00pm – 9:30pm

Storrs Campus
von der Mehden Recital hall

A select member of jazz's piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. A twelve-time Grammy Award nominee, he continues to earn jazz's most prestigious awards, including recent distinctions as a 2016 Doris Duke Artist, 2016 and 2018 Jazz Pianist from the Jazz Journalists Association and the 2017 Prix Honorem de Jazz from L’Academie Charles Cros for the totality of his career.

A maverick in music and in life, he was the first jazz musician to come out as gay and HIV-positive in the early 1990s, and he miraculously survived a two-month coma in 2008.

This concert has free admission. More information can be found at: https://vdm.ticketleap.com/heilig-memorial-concert-fred-hersch-piano/dates/Oct-05-2018_at_0800PM

Contact:

earl.macdonald@uconn.edu

Rainbow Center (primary), Office for Diversity and Inclusion

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