Fred Hersch has earned a place among the foremost jazz artists in the world today. He is widely recognized for his ability to reinvent the standard jazz repertoire investing time-tested classics with keen insight, fresh ideas and extraordinary technique. Hersch's accomplishments include a 2003 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for composition and two Grammy nominations for best Jazz Instrumental Performance. Hersch was a faculty member at the New England Conservatory for ten years, and has taught at The New School Jazz program and The Manhattan School of Music. He is currently a visiting professor at Western Michigan University.