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Aaron Diehl, a Piano Prodigy, Taps Jazz Legends

June 15, 2015

[Aaron] Diehl said the decision to collaborate with 86-year-old tenor saxophonist Benny Golson and 85-year-old baritone saxophonist Joe Temperley was about more than paying tribute to jazz’s history and two of the genre’s legends.

Aaron Diehl - Space, Time, Continuum

June 02, 2015

Aaron Diehl’s sophomore effort for Mack Avenue finds the American Pianists Association 2011 Cole Porter Fellow expanding his compositional voice on an intergenerational date. The leader augments his usual working trio with cameo appearances by hornplayers, young and old, on four of eight tracks.

Kirk Whalum: The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV (DVD)

May 19, 2015

Outside of Whalum’s magic on tenor and soprano sax (he even plays flute on the delicately fragrant “This is the Day”) and the fabulous piano work of John Stoddart is singer Shelea’s gorgeous and amazing interpretation of “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child.” It is the best moment of the DVD.

7/4/15 Dave Bennett Waterford, MI Atlas Pizza
7/4/15 Stanley Clarke Gexto, Spain Getxo Jazz Festival
7/4/15 Christian McBride Funchal, Portugal Funchal Jazz Festival
7/4/15 Kenny Garrett Sofia, Bulgaria A To Jazz Festival
7/5/15 Cyrille Aimée Copenhagen, Denmark Jazz Diva Days
7/6/15 Christian McBride Montreux, Switzerland Montreux Jazz Festival
7/6/15 Kenny Garrett Valdarno, Italy Piazza Verdi
7/7/15 Dave Bennett Oak Park, MI JCC
7/8/15 Stanley Clarke Vouliagmei, Greece Vouliagmei Lake
7/8/15 Christian McBride Prague, Czech Republic Loop Jazz Club
7/8/15 Kenny Garrett Foggia, Italy Chiostro Santa Chiara
7/9/15 Stanley Jordan Canary Islands Tenerife, Spain Canary Island Jazz Festival
7/9/15 Stanley Clarke Vouliagmei, Greece Vouliagmei Lake
7/9/15 Steve Cole Atlanta, GA Suite Lounge
7/9/15 Jimmy Greene Saratoga Springs, NY Skidmore College
7/10/15 Stanley Clarke Rotterdam, Netherlands North Sea Jazz Festival 2015
7/10/15 Christian McBride Munich, Germany Unterfahrt Jazzclub
7/10/15 Jackiem Joyner Baltimore, MD Lake Arbor Jazz Fest (w/ Sax Pack)
7/11/15 Stanley Clarke Timisoara, Romania Garana Jazz Festival
7/11/15 Christian McBride Warsaw, Poland Jazz at the Old Town - International Open Air Festival
7/11/15 Rick Braun Temecula, CA Thornton Winery
7/11/15 Kenny Garrett Lainate, Italy Villa Litta
7/11/15 Warren Wolf Cleveland, OH Tri-C Jazz Festival
7/11/15 Jackiem Joyner Boca Raton, FL The Funky Biscuit
7/12/15 Rick Braun Temecula, CA Thornton Winery