About this Artist
Pianist AARON DIEHL is one of the most sought after jazz virtuosos, 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.
Diehl's next album on Mack Avenue Records, Space, Time, Continuum, emphasizes the artistic collaborations between generations. It includes performances by NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) and Duke Ellington Orchestra alumnus Joe Temperley (baritone saxophone), alongside Diehl's trio. The majority of the album consists of his original compositions, with the title track co-written by Grammy nominated jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant.
2014–15 season highlights include: serving as Music Director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center New Orleans Songbook concert series, performing in the premiere of Philip Glass' complete Etudes, collaborating with Spanish flamenco guitarist Dani De Morón in Flamenco Meets Jazz, and touring with Cécile McLorin Salvant.
Diehl is the 2014 Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist, 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.
He is managed by Jono Gasparro at Jazz Management Group, and is a Mack Avenue Records artist. For more information, visit www.aarondiehl.com.