Fred Hersch

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Musicus Concentus and Something Like This present

I Poeti del Piano Solo
🇮🇹 National premiere

Saturday, May 11, 2024
Sala Vanni, h. 21:15

Fred Hersch will present Silent, Listening, his new piano solo album released by ECM, in its national premiere in Florence for the V edition of I Poets of Piano Solo.

A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades as an improviser, composer, educator, bandleader, collaborator and recording artist. He has been proclaimed “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade” by Vanity Fair, “an elegant force of musical invention” by The L.A. Times, and “a living legend” by The New Yorker.

A fifteen-time Grammy nominee, Hersch has regularly garnered jazz’s most prestigious awards, including recent distinctions as a 2016 Doris Duke Artist, 2016 and 2018 Jazz Pianist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists Association, and the 2017 Prix Honorem de Jazz from L’Acádemie Charles Cros for the totality of his career.

As versatile and exploratory as his trio and duo excursions can be, such as the one with Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava, nowhere is the boundless range and emotional diversity of Hersch’s artistry as evident as in his breathtaking solo performances. JazzTimes has hailed his unaccompanied playing as “a complete, self-sufficient, uniquely pure art form”, while All About Jazzhas remarked that “when it comes to the art of solo piano in jazz, there are two classes of performers: Fred Hersch and everybody else.”

ℹ️ I Poeti del Piano Solo
🎟️  Advanced tickets: 13€ + service fee BUY NOW
🎟️ Tickets at the door (if available): 20€ / 16€ for Under 25

For the realization of I Poeti del Piano Solo festival thanks also to Villa Bardini, Anea Italia srl and Credem Euromobiliare Private Banking

May 11 2024


Sala Vanni

Piazza Del Carmine, 14
Firenze, 50124

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🎟️ Advanced tickets: 13€ + service fee
🎟️ Tickets at the door (if available): 20€


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