About This Event
Pro Musica’s annual JAZZ concert, featuring the Aaron Diehl Trio, is Saturday, April 13th, at MSSU’s Corley Auditorium, 3950 Newman Rd, 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 Quincy Davis (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 PM and the concert will start at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $10 Adults, $5 Students and can be purchased at the Pro Musica office (417-625-1822), online at www.promusicajoplin.org, and at the door.
Sponsored, in part, by Kathy & Keith Stammer and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.