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Fred Hersch Earns 15th Grammy Nomination

Jazzed Magazine • News • December 30, 2019

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Jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch has received a 2020 Grammy nomination for Begin Again, his 2019 Palmetto Records album featuring the Cologne-based WDR Big Band, arranged and conducted by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza. Hersch has also been nominated in the category of Best Instrumental Composition for “Begin Again,” the album’s title track.  The Grammy Awards ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on January 26, 2020.

Hersch has now earned a total of 15 Grammy nominations since 1993 in the categories of Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Best Instrumental Composition and Best Improvised Jazz Solo. Twelve of his nominations have come since his recovery from a two-month coma in 2008.

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