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Peterson Performance Series


The inaugural Peterson Concert at Greenwich Library took place in April of 2000 and featured the great jazz saxophonist, James Moody. Since that time, a partial list of performers appearing in the Series includes: Leo Kottke, Karen Akers, Graham Parker, Maggie and Suzzy Roche, Joey DeFrancesco, Tommy Makem, Vance Gilbert, Patty Larkin, Bennie Wallace, Susan Werner, Greg Brown, Orleans, Huun-Huur-Tu, Stacy Kent, Joe Lovano, Cindy Blackman, Johnny A, Luciana Souza, Monty Alexander and Marshall Crenshaw. These free events were all made possible by Clementine Peterson's generous bequest to Greenwich Library.

"Thanks for your concert series - they are a total delight. The high level of performers is astonishing. Who can believe I walked into the Greenwich Library and heard Lucy Kaplansky perform. And now to learn that Nellie McKay is on the bill. This is not only a generous series but a brilliant one. It's a gift to have top performers being brought into our community for free - thank you!"

"—Drew"



Peterson Performance Series

Fred Hersch

Fred Hersch Trio in Concert

The Fred Hersch Trio will perform in the Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium as part of the Peterson Concert Series. Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine as, “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so,” six-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, theatrical conceptualist and collaborator.

Hersch was the first artist in the 75-year history of New York’s legendary Village Vanguard jazz club to play week-long engagements as a solo artist and his widely praised 2010 trio CD, Whirl, was recognized on many recording-of-the-year lists.

Hersch has fully lived-up to the approbation of the New York Times Sunday Magazine which praised him as “singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz – a jazz for the 21st century.” For more information visit www.fredhersch.com.

The Peterson Concert Series is open to all at no charge through the support of the Peterson Foundation. Doors open at 3 pm. Contact Music Librarian David Waring at dwaring@greenwichlibrary.org for more information.

Sunday, November 16, 2014
3:30 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library

Peterson Concert: Mimi Fox

Virtuoso guitarist/recording artist Mimi Fox appears in the Cole Auditorium.

Sunday, March 08, 2015
3:30 PM
Cole Auditorium
Greenwich Library