Music Faculty Fred Hersch named the 2018 Pianist of the Year

Distinguished jazz artist Fred Hersch has been named Pianist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association. He is a twelve-time Grammy Award nominee and is currently a visiting artist at Mason Gross School of the Arts.

The JJA Jazz Awards have been given annually since 1997 and honor recipients who excel in journalism and musicianship. The JJA website says, "By participating, musicians, journalists, and other media makers, businesses and organizations and educators can help spread the word about the social and cultural importance of jazz."

The full list of winners for this year's awards can be found here.

Information accurate as of May 8, 2018.