Coming up this week: Sullivan Fortner

The Future of Jazz Piano continues this Thursday with Sullivan Fortner.

St. Stephen’s inaugural season explores the vanguard of jazz piano. Fred Hersch, who opened the 2018-19 season on September 28 with a benefit performance and book signing, has also curated a series of solo performances that will continue through the spring. Drawing from four decades of experience as a musician and teacher, Hersch has selected three New York-based artists that are “bright young lights of the jazz piano scene.” Sullivan Fortner is the second of these select artists.