Works of Ignacio Cervantes, James P. Johnson, George Gershwin, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Jelly Roll Morton, W.C. Handy, Aaron Copland, Fats Waller, Mary Lou Williams and Aaron Diehl.
A virtuoso who moves easily between musical worlds, pianist Aaron Diehl explores the early evolution of American piano and the essential ingredients in the creation of jazz. This concert is sure to delight listeners who reject conventional notions of genre. Known to Da Camera’s audience as the pianist with jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, Aaron Diehl has been an acclaimed soloist with orchestras including the New York Philharmonic. “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint” -- New York Times “it’s hard to imagine that Gershwin would not have been impressed. The audience was: It gave Mr. Diehl an enthusiastic ovation. He must be invited back.” -- The New York Times