Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.
Pianist Fred Hersch, an alumnus of NEC who has taught here beginning in the 1980s, released one of the rare jazz CDs recorded in NEC's Jordan Hall, Let Yourself Go. Down Beat has called this five-time Grammy Award nominee "one of the small handful of brilliant musicians of his generation."
This intimate solo evening finds Hersch coming off performances of his large-scale project My Coma Dreams at New York's Miller Theatre.
Hersch will announce his musical selections from the stage.