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Kimmel Center Jazz Season Continues with the Aaron Diehl Trio in SEI Innovation Studio, April 1, 2017

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“Melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” – The New York Times

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 2017) –– Pianist Aaron Diehl, one of today’s most sought-after jazz virtuosos, will come to the SEI Innovation Studio on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to perform with his trio. Described by The New York Times as having “built his reputation on an elegant pianism outside the contemporary mainstream,” Diehl’s meticulously thought-out performances, collaborations, and compositions are a leading force in today’s generation of jazz contemporaries.

“Fresh from his New York Philharmonic debut and having worked with the great Wynton Marsalis as a young performer, Aaron’s momentum is unparalleled in the jazz world and greatly deserved,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Taking place during Jazz Appreciation Month, this performance is sure to showcase this Trio’s impeccable talent and technique, which has been widely-recognized across the country.”

Classically-trained, Diehl fell in love with jazz at a young age, touring with Wynton Marsalis at just 17. Graduating from Julliard School, the 30 year old artist is known for making music that both nods to and expands on fundamentals laid out by some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians. In 2013, Diehl’s debut album The Bespoke Man’s Narrative reached No. 1 on the Jazz Week Jazz Chart and was hailed by Jazztimes for its meticulous precision in polish. Gaining momentum, Diehl’s 2014-15 career highlights include; serving as Music Director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center New Orleans Songbook concert series, performing in the New York premiere of Philip Glass’ complete Etudes at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and touring the U.S. and Europe with Grammy-nominated jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant. Diehl’s latest album Space, Time, Continuum emphasizes the artistic collaborations between generations, establishing the jazz language as a continuum uniting artists. This past September, Diehl made his New York Philharmonic debut with Gershwin’s Concerto in F.

Other upcoming Jazz performances on the Kimmel Center Campus include Kat Edmonson (February 12, Perelman Theater), Max Swan Public Workshop as part of the Kimmel Center Jazz Residency Program(March 2, 2017, SEI Innovation Studio), Joey Alexander Trio (March 18 – 19, 2017, Perelman Theater),and Cyrus Chestnut (April 13, 2017, SEI Innovation Studio)


SEI Innovation Studio

April 1, 2017, 8:00 p.m.


There is very limited ticket availability for this performance, please call the Kimmel Center Box Office at 215-893-1999 for more information.

This is a designated BYO performance. Acceptable forms of BYO are 6-pack of beer and/or 750ml bottles of wine only; no liquor or open containers are permitted. Limit of one (1) 750ml bottle of wine OR one (1) six-pack of beer per two patrons. Corkscrews and rolling coolers are not permitted. Ice, cups and corking service available at venue at no cost. All BYO Night patrons are subject to lawful ID checks and bag checks at the manager’s discretion.

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2016-2017 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit

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