Pianist Aaron Diehl, known fondly as “The Real Diehl” in jazz circles, has been a Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite since he was named “Outstanding Soloist” in the Essentially Ellington competition in 2002. He has since toured the world in the bands of Cécile McLorin Salvant, Wycliffe Gordon, and more. Now a respected leader and prolific sideman, the prestigious winner of the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association makes his Appel Room debut as a leader. In our three venues, Diehl has repeatedly demonstrated his immaculately tasteful playing, authentic understanding of jazz, and propensity for inventive long-form solos. These concerts will feature his contemporary, vibraphonist extraordinaire Warren Wolf, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, tenor saxophonist Stephen Riley, bassist Paul Sikivie, drummer Lawrence Leathers, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra baritone saxophonist Joe Temperley. True to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mantra “all jazz is modern,” this concert is a living representation of jazz’s history and future meeting as one in-the-moment creation.
Mar 18–19 / 7pm & 9:30pm
Jazz At Lincoln Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, NY, CenterCharge: 212-721-6500