Song:Moonlight In Vermont
Album:The Bespoke Man's Narrative
Aaron Diehl is an outstanding young jazz pianist. The Bespoke Man's Narrative was his 2013 major label debut. He was born Sept. 22, 1985 in Columbus, OH. His grandfather was local jazz pianist Arthur Baskerville. Diehl began classical piano lessons at age seven. He attended the Interlochen Summer Camp where he met Russian jazz piano prodigy Eldar Djangirov who got Diehl to listen to Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum. As a teen, Diehl performed with the Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra. He was a finalist in the 2002 Jazz at Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington competition. Then he toured with Wynton Marsalis while studying at Juilliard with Kenny Barron and Eric Reed. After releasing a couple of CDs independently, he appeared on the 2013 debut CD by singer Cecile McLorin Salvant. Diehl signed with Mack Avenue Records and the Bespoke Man's Narrative was released in 2013. Musicians are Warren Wolf on vibes, David Wong on bass and Rodney Green on drums. Moonlight In Vermont is a jazz standard written by John Blackburn and Karl Suessdorf and popularized by Margaret Whiting in 1944. Diehl's new CD Space Time Continuum was released in June and features a guest appearance by sax legend Benny Golson. Diehl is currently on tour and he's worth checking out if he's coming your way. Here's Aaron Diehl performing Moonlight In Vermont at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in New York City 2011.