The Ballad of Fred Hersch, Film and post-film Q&A with Fred Hersch

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The Ballad of Fred Hersch, Film and post-film Q&A with Fred Hersch

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
7:30 pm (Expired)
Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts
1400 Townsend Dr
Houghton, MI 49931
Contact & More Info
http://www.mtu.edu/rozsa
Email: rozsa@mtu.edu
Phone: (906) 487-2073

The Ballad of Fred Hersch is an intimate portrait of one of today’s foremost jazz pianists. With more than 30 albums and 8 Grammy nominations under his belt, Hersch is internationally revered in jazz circles as a master improviser. A maverick in music and in life, he was the first jazz musician to come out as gay and HIV-positive in the early 1990s, and he miraculously survived a two-month AIDS-related coma in 2008. Both exacting and full of love, our unfettered cameras capture Hersch’s creative process as he does double duty as a workaday jazzman and first-time theater producer—turning his tragedies into triumphal art.