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Pianist Fred Hersch to Appear at Montclair State Univ. in NJ

Pianist and composer Fred Hersch will be a featured artist on May 3rd as part of this season’s Peak Performances series at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. Hersch will offer a full-evening suite focusing on tonal color where diverse rhythms mix with the exciting interplay of three world-class musicians in stimulating new compositions. Hersch has earned his place among the foremost jazz artists and creative musicians in the world today. Widely recognized for his ability to steadfastly create a unique body of work while reinventing standard jazz repertoire, he has infused time-tested classics with his keen insight, fresh ideas and superb technique. Finding his comfort zone in a trio setting, he has recorded seven trio albums that have left the critics raving, three of which have earned him Grammy nominations. In this world premiere, Hersch offers a full-evening piece called Preludes and Tunes where the “Preludes” are short solo piano pieces and the “Tunes” will be performed with his trio. Tickets to the event are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 973-655-5112 or order online at PeakPerfs/FredHersch.

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