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Annual Carlin Concert: Aaron Diehl, Piano

Friday, January 31 | 7:30 PM

E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center

560 Trinity Ave, St. Louis, MO 63130

People Interested (5)

Litian Ding Sophia Tracy Ronald Griffin Stephen Wiggins Rufus Moore

Getting Here

A 32-year-old classically trained pianist and composer, Aaron Diehl has made an indelible mark on the jazz world over the last 15 years. Showing an affinity for early jazz and mid-20th century “third-stream” music, his latest evolution comes as he begins to tackle modern classical works, performing works by George Gershwin with the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and LA Philharmonic in the last year alone.

Diehl has collaborated with living masters ranging from from NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson to 20th century classical titan Philip Glass, while establishing himself as one of the preeminent interpreters of the Great American Songbook in his own trio and with the vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant. 

Critics from The New York Times jazz critics have have extolled Mr. Diehl’s “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint,” while the same paper’s classical critics have noted, “Mr. Diehl play[s] magnificently.” His meticulously conceived performances, collaborations, and compositions are refreshing as his highly personal aesthetic spearheads a union of tradition and original artistry, while bounding ahead on an uncharted course.

Free for Wash U students with ID

Event Type

Concerts & Performances


Arts & Sciences


Arts & Culture


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Event Contact

Jen Gartley, jgartley@wustl.edu

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