Aaron Diehl, piano, plays Monk, Ellington, William Grant Still, and more - 92Y, New York

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Aaron Diehl, piano, plays Monk, Ellington, William Grant Still, and more

Aaron Diehl

“Melodic precision, harmonic erudition and elegant restraint”

The New York Times

One of the premier pianists of his generation, Aaron Diehl has made an indelible mark on the jazz world in the last 15 years—as a soloist, as pianist of choice for vocal sensation Cécile McLorin Salvant, touring with Wynton Marsalis and more. But he arrived in jazz as a classically trained Juilliard graduate, and recently drew raves for performances of Gershwin’s Concerto in F with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and the Cleveland Orchestra. Now Diehl presents a one-of-a-kind solo concert on our stage, blurring lines and synthesizing his perspectives and passions, in a program of works by African American composers from William Grant Still to Duke Ellington.

  • Still, Seven Traceries
  • Hanna, Century Rag
  • Smith, Fading Star
  • Johnson, Keep Off the Grass
  • Guess, J-Walking
  • Ellington, New World A-Comin’
  • Dett, Juba Dance

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