Jazz pianist Fred Hersch returns to the Brubeck Room stage on Sunday, March 4, for a Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room concert, from 4 to 5:30. The 12-time Grammy Award-nominated artist has been called “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade.”

Besides his internationally recognized instrumental and composing skills, Hersch also is applauded for his achievements as an educator, bandleader, collaborator, and recording artist.  

In addition to multiple nominations for Best Improvised Jazz Solo and Best Album, recent accolades for Hersch include winning 2016 Jazz Pianist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. All About Jazz said of his solo work, “when it comes to the art of solo piano in jazz, there are two classes of performers: Fred Hersch and everybody else.”

Also in 2017, Hersch published a memoir entitled Good Things Happen Slowly from which he will read selections during his performance here.

The Hot & Cool concerts are made possible by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed and Catherine Romer, and Chris and Tish Brubeck. The suggested donation for the evening is $10 per person.  An informal reception follows the concert. CDs and Hersch’s book will be available for purchase and signing at the reception.

Advance registration is strongly recommended: 203-762-6334 or www.wiltonlibrary.org.