Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling & Kate McGarry: Leaves of Grass

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Broadway at 60th Street, 5th floor

The Appel Room

(212) 721-6500


Event Dates

Sep 15, 2017


7:00pm, 9:30pm

Fred Hersch, Kurt Elling & Kate McGarry: Leaves of Grass

Composer and pianist Fred Hersch has been described by the New York Times as "a master who plays it his way." Over the course of Hersch's long and inspiring career, Leaves of Grass stands out as one of his most ambitious and deeply personal projects. Originally premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2005, Leaves of Grass celebrates the life and poetry of the American bard Walt Whitman, whose work redefined American poetry and had a significant, life-affirming impact on Hersch. In this Appel Room performance, vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry will reprise their acclaimed roles from the original project, presenting Whitman's words with grace, emotion, and a lyrical sweetness that would have made Whitman proud.