Renowned Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl Performs At The Lincoln

Renowned Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl Performs At The LincolnPianist 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.

CAPA presents Aaron Diehl at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) on Sunday, September 16, at 7 pm. Tickets are $26.50 and $31.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

Diehl's recent highlights include serving as music director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center New Orleans Songbook concert series, performing in the New York premiere of Philip Glass' complete Etudes at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, collaborating with the Spanish flamenco guitarist Dani De Morón in Flamenco Meets Jazz (produced by Savannah Music Festival and Flamenco Festival), and touring the US and Europe with Grammy-nominated jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Diehl's most recent album, Space, Time, Continuum (2015), emphasizes the artistic collaborations between generations. The Bespoke Man's Narrative (2013) reached No.1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart and was hailed by JazzTimes for displaying "precision and polish." Live at the Players (2010) featured both of his trios-Quincy Davis and David Wong, and Paul Sikivie and Lawrence Leathers. His first solo album, Live at Caramoor (2008), was a concert recorded at the Caramoor Festival.

Diehl's recent collaborations with internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles include Warren Wolf, Lew Tabackin, Matt Wilson, Wycliffe Gordon, Wynton Marsalis and his Septet, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. As the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist, Diehl became one of the youngest artists to receive this honor and composed "Three Streams of Expression," dedicated to pianist and composer John Lewis. He is also the 2013 recipient of the Jazz Journalists Associations Award for Up-And-Coming Artist, the 2012 Prix du Jazz Classique recipient for his album Live at the Players from the Académie du Jazz, and is the winner of the 2011 Cole Porter Fellowship from the American Pianists Association. In an effort to nurture the development of young jazz artists and the community, Diehl was the inaugural artistic director of the Catskill Jazz Factory.

Residing in Harlem, Diehl is a graduate of the Juilliard School and is a licensed pilot.

Photo Credit: Jaime Kahn

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