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Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Aaron Diehl: The Real Deal

For Immediate Release

Aaron Diehl: The Real Deal

Featuring vibraphonist Warren Wolf, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, tenor saxophonist Stephen Riley, bassist Paul Sikivie, drummer Lawrence Leathers,
and special guest saxophonist Joe Temperley

Friday & Saturday, March 18 & 19, 2016 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm
The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York, NY—February 10, 2016 —Jazz at Lincoln Center presents Aaron Diehl: The Real Deal on Friday & Saturday, March 18 & 19, 2016, at 7:00pm & 9:30pm in The Appel Room. Acclaimed pianist Aaron Diehl makes his Appel Room debut as a leader.

Diehl, known fondly as “The Real Diehl” in jazz circles, has been a Jazz at Lincoln Center favorite since he was named “Outstanding Soloist” in the Essentially Ellington competition in 2002. He has since toured the world in the bands of Cécile McLorin Salvant, Wycliffe Gordon, and more. A respected leader and prolific sideman, the prestigious winner of the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow of the American Pianists Association is joined by a supporting cast of some of jazz’s top soloists for two evenings of inspired music.


Diehl has repeatedly demonstrated his immaculately tasteful playing, authentic understanding of jazz, and propensity for inventive long-form solos. These concerts will feature his contemporary, vibraphonist extraordinaire Warren Wolf, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci, tenor saxophonist Stephen Riley, bassist Paul Sikivie, drummer Lawrence Leathers, and legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra baritone saxophonist Joe Temperley. True to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s mantra “all jazz is modern,” this concert is a living representation of jazz’s history and future meeting as one in-the-moment creation.

Tickets for “Aaron Diehl: The Real Deal” can be purchased through jazz.org 24 hours a day or via CenterCharge at 212-721-6500, open daily from 10am to 9pm. Tickets can also be purchased at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located on Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. Box Office hours:  Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain) and Sunday from noon to 6pm (or 30 minutes past curtain). 

Note: Hot Seats, $10 seats for select performances in The Appel Room (excluding Jazz & Popular Song concerts), are available for purchase to the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Subject to availability. Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Hot Seats Ticket Discount Program is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Select concerts will also stream live in high-definition audio and video for free to a global audience via jazz.org/live.  Click here for the complete season schedule.

Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners:  
Amtrak, Bloomberg, Brooks Brothers, The Coca-Cola Company, Con Edison, Entergy, HSBC Premier, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center, and SiriusXM.

Please visit jazz.org for more information.