The Knights & Aaron Diehl
30 Jun 04:00 PM

The Knights & Aaron Diehl

Embark on a celestial journey with The Knights and pianist Aaron Diehl as they bring to life Zodiac Suite by Mary Lou Williams, one of the most influential jazz composers of the 20th century. Last year, The Knights and Diehl released the first fully-fledged professional recording of this incredible arrangement (it went on to become Grammy-nominated in the Best Classical Compendium category) and this concert marks their first live full performance of it. Williams composed each movement of her suite after an astrological sign and as a reflection of her jazz colleagues who shared that sign, like Billie Holiday (Aries), Duke Ellington (Taurus), and Thelonious Monk (Libra). The evening concludes with Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony, paying homage to the composer’s deep love of nature. Whether you lean more classical or more jazz, this performance promises a convergence of genres that will leave you starry-eyed and inspired.

3:00pm / Pre-concert conversation with Aaron Diehl, Eric Jacobsen, and Colin Jacobsen


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