Pro Musica's annual JAZZ concert, featuring the Aaron Diehl Trio, will be held on Saturday, April 13, at MSSU's Corley Auditorium, 3950 Newman Road, in Joplin.
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. While showing a rare affinity for early jazz and mid-20th century "third-stream" music, his latest evolution comes as he begins to tackle modern classical works. The New York Times jazz critics 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."
Diehl, joined by Kendrick Scott (drums) and David Wong (bass) to form the Aaron Diehl Trio, is a graduate of Juilliard and was named the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow by American Pianists Associations and in 2014 became the youngest ever Monterey Jazz Festival Commission Artist.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information will be available at www.promusicajoplin.org starting March 1.