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Aaron Diehl Trio: Bach to Bebop

Sat. Jan. 21, 2023 at 8pm

Presented by The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Irvine Barclay Theatre

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
Aaron Diehl: Detour to Zanesville
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.

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