Fred Hersch

This week's edition of "Music Notes" including information about new releases at Shake It Records and by Fred Hersch.  There are also many upcoming concerts and festivals.  Plus very special collaborative visual/musical projects by Ric Hordinski & Michael Wilson.  WVXU/WMUB will also air a 2-hour special about Joni Mitchell from 10pm-midnight on Saturday evening, June 2nd.

1. Jazz Standard's 11th Annual Fred Hersch Invitation Series in NYC - 5/8-13.

2. Greg Chako - gigs at Trotta's in Dayton KY & Washiington Platform

3. Blue Wisp Big Band  - Urban Artifact - Wednesdays until 12/26.

4. Gibson Guitars bankruptcy

5. Ricky Nye & Dottie Warner - Arnold's - 5/10

6. Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys - back surgery

7. Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket - Ludlow Garage - 5/11

He's a Cincinnati native and one of the most acclaimed jazz musicians of this era. 

He's got a new CD (Open Book) and memoir (Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz), and will be back in his hometown for the upcoming Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival on October 28. Fred Hersch joins our Ron Esposito to talk about his life, his health and his music.

Provided by Brian Douglas

The "Miles Ahead" soundtrack, released in April along with Don Cheadle's movie about jazz icon Miles Davis, is up for a Grammy Award.

The film, shot here in 2014, joins Cincinnati jazz pianist Fred Hersch among nominees for the 59th annual Grammy Awards presented Sunday, Feb. 12, on CBS from the Los Angeles Staples Center.

The inaugural class of the new Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame will be inducted during a ceremony and concert by jazz great & Cincinnati native Fred Hersch on Friday, May 8 at Northern Kentucky University. Ron Esposito gets all the details on the hall and this kick-off event from founder Virginia Casey.

Cincinnati native Fred Hersch has released a cd, Floating,  with his trio that The Wall Street Journal calls "one of the major ensembles of our time".  Fred Hersch is on piano along with bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson.  The cd features 7 new compositions by Fred Hersch along with music by Dietz/Schwartz, Lerner/Loewe and Thelonious Monk.