Healing with Music

Pianist Fred Hersch: Responding to Illness Through Jazz

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“A living legend” (The New Yorker) within jazz’s piano pantheon, fifteen-time GRAMMY nominee Fred Hersch was also one of the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz musicians. Amidst the demands of an internationally celebrated career, he spent several months in an AIDS-related coma in 2008. He made his Princeton University Concerts debut as part of our Healing with Music series to discuss this profound relationship to music.

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