Aaron Diehl, Jazz Pianist, Brings His “Meticulous Touch” to the MFA

Aaron Diehl/Photo courtesy of the MFA

American jazz pianist Aaron Diehl will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg.

Mr. Diehl, 32,  is well-known for his “meticulous touch and making music that both nods to and expands on foundations laid by past jazz greats,” according to the downtown St. Petersburg museum. 

During his impressive career, the Juillard School graduate has received rave reviews for his albums and live performances by critics from the New York TimesWall Street Journal and Boston Globe.

The classically trained pianist served during 2014-2015 as music director for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s New Orleans Songbook series, performed in the 2014 New York premiere of Philip Glass’ complete Etudes at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and collaborated with the flamenco guitarist Dani De Moron in Flamenco meets Jazz (produced by Savannah Music Festival and Flamenco Festival).  Mr. Diehl also  served as the inaugural artistic director of the Catskill Jazz Factory in Tannersville, NY.

The Sunday (June 16) performance, which is from 2 to 4 p.m.,  is part of the 2019 Marly Music Series   The Marly Music Society is a support group of the MFA, which each year presents the Marly Music concert series featuring a global roster of renowned artists.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and Marly Music Society Members. Tickets include admission to the museum, and are available online or at the museum’s admission desk.

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