Fred Hersch

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Birthday
21, 1955
Birthplace
Ohio
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1955 (age 62)
Birthplace
Ohio

About

Jazz artist described by Vanity Fair as "arrestingly innovative" and one of the most unique talents of his time.

Before Fame

He was awarded seven composition residencies at the MacDowell Colony.

Trivia

He began serving as a spokesman and fundraiser in 1993 for various AIDS services and education agencies.

Family Life

His family became aware of his musicality when he started learning the piano at four and composing music by age eight.

Associated With

His fellow musician Jason Moran said of him, "Fred at the piano is like LeBron James on the basketball court," adding that he was perfection on the keyboard.