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Fred Hersch, an eight-time-Grammy-nominated jazz pianist, and soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom team up at Maverick Concerts tonight, Saturday July 30. Hersch returns to the historic concert hall for the sixth time during a weekend program that features "Actors and Writers," an evening of works by Mikhail Horowitz and David Smilow at 8 p.m Friday., and the Danish String Quartet at 4 p.m. Sunday. "I play there every summer," Hersch said of the concert hall that opened in 1916. He said he returns year after year because he believes there is something special about Maverick's barn-like structure.

Bloom has just released her new album - Early Americans, after the success of her 2014 all-ballads release "Sixteen Sunsets" shifts into another gear on this recording, showcasing the kinetic energy of her acclaimed trio playing with the musicians that she knows best. Her first trio album, sixteenth as leader and sixth recording on the Outline label, JIB's sound is like no other on the straight horn and she lets it fly on every track, joined by long-time bandmates Mark Helias on bass & drummer Bobby Previte and with over fifty years of shared musical history together the album is nothing short of a winner. 

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