Aaron Diehl Trio: Bach to Bebop

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    Single tickets will go on sale on August 22.
    3-concert mini packages are available through The Philharmonic Society of Orange County.

    Part of the Distinctive Experiences Series and Eclectic Orange Series

    Aaron Diehl: piano
    David Wong: bass
    Aaron Kimmel: drums


    BACH: Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846
    Miles DAVIS: Deception
    BACH: Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847
    John Birks “Dizzy” GILLESPIE: Bebop
    Toots THIELEMANS (arr. Hank Jones): Bluesette
    BACH: Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 860
    Aaron DIEHL: The Vagabond
    BACH: Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 861
    BACH: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 850
    Armando “Chick” COREA: Tones for Joan’s Bones
    BACH: Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 851
    Earl “Bud” POWELL: Tempus Fugue-It

    Pianist Aaron Diehl and his partners explore Bach's music with bebop vocabulary interspersing selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier with Diehl's own music and works by jazz greats like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Toots Thielemans, Bud Powell, and Chick Corea.

    A classically trained pianist and composer, Mr. Diehl has made an indelible mark on the jazz world over the last 15 years. He has collaborated with living masters ranging from jazz greats Wynton Marsalis and Benny Golson to 20th-century classical titan Philip Glass. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Mr. Diehl was named the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow by the American Pianists Association. In 2014 he became the youngest ever Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist, and he has released two critically acclaimed albums on the Mack Avenue Records label. Mr. Diehl appeared at the 2016 Gilmore Festival.