Travis Wesley

Pianist, Recording Artist, Recording Engineer, Composer, Educator & Musicologist

Fred Hersch Interview

Posted on 16 June, 2013  in Around The Horn

In December, 2012, I had the pleasure of interviewing pianist, Fred Hersch. Throughout his career, Hersch has worked with jazz greats such as Joe Henderson, Art Farmer, Stan Getz, Bill Frissell, Kurt Elling and Sam Jones to name a few. His influence is vast, having taught pianists such as Brad Mehldau and Ethan Iverson (the Bad Plus). He has been nominated for several grammy awards and his work not only includes jazz, but classical and broadway as well. There isn’t much I can say that hasn’t already been written about Fred. A simple google search will reveal countless articles, photographs, videos etc . . . Of course, you can visit his website as well. Just Click Here.

Please enjoy the interview transcript.  My sincerest thanks go out to Fred for taking the time to do the interview. It was a truly enlightening experience.

Fred Hersch Interview Transcript