Aaron Diehl: Preludes – Sir Roland Hanna

Friday | November 18 2022 | 7:30 pm


Part of the Piano Dialogues series

Come see a masterful fusion of jazz and classical when the stellar pianist-composer and Kaufman Music Center Artist-in-Residence Aaron Diehl performs Sir Roland Hanna’s incredible 24 Preludes in their entirety alongside a prelude and fugue by J.S. Bach – plus a new piece by Diehl.

Diehl is a celebrated and eloquent interpreter of both Bach and Hanna, a powerful force in the jazz world who played with and creatively impacted high-profile bands including Charles Mingus’s and the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra. At once temporal and ethereal, Diehl transforms the piano into an orchestral vessel in the spirit of beloved predecessors Ahmad Jamal, Erroll Garner and Jelly Roll Morton. Following three critically-acclaimed leader albums on Mack Avenue Records – and live appearances at historic venues from Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Village Vanguard to the New York Philharmonic and the Philharmonie de Paris as well as a European tour with Wynton Marsalis – Diehl conjures three-dimensional expansion of melody, counterpoint and movement through time.

$15 student tickets are available by phone or in person. Call the box office at 212 501 3330.

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