Performance Santa Fe
Aaron Diehl Trio with Jason Marsalis: The Modern Jazz Quartet
This winter, the Aaron Diehl Trio partners with vibraphonist Jason Marsalis for a fresh take on the music of one of the most historically significant ensembles of the 20th century— The Modern Jazz Quartet. Founded by Albuquerque native John Aaron Lewis, the Modern Jazz Quartet holds the distinguished title of second-longest performing jazz ensemble ever, their career spanning the 1950s-1990s. Diehl’s project, a reinterpretation of the music of the ensemble, celebrates the MJQ’s groundbreaking performances that infused jazz with concert hall impeccability. A classically trained pianist (like Lewis!), Diehl is lauded for his ability to fuse together traditional and fresh forms of music-making. Blurring the boundaries between genres and styles, Diehl brings “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint” (New York Times) to this unique artistic project. He is joined by Aaron Kimmel on drums, David Wong on bass, and the legendary Jason Marsalis on vibraphone.Presented through the generosity of The John Aaron Lewis Legacy Project and our Season Sponsors, Ann Murphy Daily and William W. Daily and Leah Gordon
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