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Duke Arts Presents

Fred Hersch Trio

Saturday, January 26, 2013 | 9:00 pm

Pianist Fred Hersch was the first artist in 75 years deemed worthy to play extended solo engagements at New York’s legendary jazz club the Village Vanguard. His inestimable depth as a musician is compounded in rapport with his crackerjack trio, featuring suspenseful drummer Eric McPherson and commanding bassist John Hébert. Together, they leave no stone in jazz unturned.

Now they visit the Casbah, an intimate downtown nightclub, for two nights of cultivated, fiery questing over rangy musical terrain. Sophisticated and lyrical, Hersch emblemizes the “wellspring of timeless beauty, ancient traditions, and always the true spirit of modern jazz” (Billboard Magazine).


Fred Hersch Trio is a co-presentation of Duke Performances and Casbah Durham.