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.
While in town for the Constella Festival, jazz legend Jimmy Heath conducted a master class at the School for Creative and Performing Arts. Here is a video of that class for those who were unable to make it:
Composer and pianist Amina Figarova will perform in 12 US cities with her sextet 2/ 10-3/11 in support of her recent album Twelve. The band will present a concert at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Cincinnati on Sat, 2/23. http://thebluewisp.com