Cincy native and world renowned Jazz pianist/composer Fred Hersch makes a rare local appearance. Plus, Bluegrass for Babies takes over Sawyer Point for a great cause, FB's turns 3 and throws a block party and the MidPoint Music Festival is just a week away.
Cincinnati native Fred Hersch had just begun his acclaimed Jazz career when doctors diagnosed him with HIV in 1986. Hersch used the diagnosis as a platform for discussion and has subsequently raised funds and awareness for a variety of related organizations, all while becoming one of Jazz’s most revered and innovative pianists.
In the liner notes to 'When I Look In Your Eyes,' Jazz vocalist Amy London's 2007 debut CD as a band leader, radio host and author Sheila Anderson cites London among an "elite group of female stylists, including Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae, Nina Simone and Shirley Horn." High praise indeed for a Cincinnati native whose voice has been described by acclaimed pianist (and fellow Cincinnatian) Fred Hersch as "a beautiful and expressive vocal instrument."