JAZZ PIANIST AARON DIEHL JOINS THE ROSTER

04.18.17
Aaron Diehl

“Making his Philharmonic debut the day before his 31st birthday, Mr. Diehl played magnificently. He had brilliance when called for during jazz-tinged passages of Lisztian runs and octaves. The roomy freedom of Mr. Diehl’s playing in bluesy episodes was especially affecting. He also folded short improvised sections into the score, and it’s hard to imagine that Gershwin would not have been impressed. The audience was: It gave Mr. Diehl an enthusiastic ovation. He must be invited back.”
The New York Times

“Mr. Diehl’s superior new album…upholds a traditional framework while crisply demolishing the usual notions of conservatism. It’s a jubilant, swinging outing…”
The New York Times

Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what the New York Times describes as "melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint." Diehl's meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today's generation of jazz contemporaries, spearheading a distinct union of traditional and fresh artistry.

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