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The Ballad of Fred Hersch

A film by Carrie Lozano and Charlotte Lagarde



“The Ballad of Fred Hersch operates with much the same logic as a jazz session, […] any audience can appreciate its simple honesty, bravery, and beauty” 

– Unseen Films



The Ballad of Fred Hersch is an intimate portrait of one of today’s foremost jazz pianists and composers and his extraordinary work. A genre unto himself, Hersch has significantly influenced a new generation of musicians and jazz itself. His poignant story as an AIDS survivor and openly gay man reveal an unlikely musical journey and an irrepressible American master.

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A film by Carrie Lozano and Charlotte Lagarde

Documentary film - 74:00 – 2016


Directors & Producers: Carrie Lozano & Charlotte Lagarde

Editors: Warwick Meade and Carrie Lozano

Principal Cinematography: Andy Schocken, Octavio Warnock-Graham and Charlotte Lagarde

Original Music: Fred Hersch

Additional Editing and Colorist: Robert Arnold

Sound Editing and Mix: James LeBrecht

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