Miller Theatre's Ends Jazz Series With the Aaron Diehl Quartet Featuring Peter Washington, Pete Van Nostrand and Warren Wolf

By Jaime Prisco | Feb 06, 2015 06:46 PM EST
Aaron Diehl will perform with his quartet at Miller Theatre. (Photo : Press Photo)

The Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts will present the Aaron Diehl Quartet as their 2014-15 Jazz series finale. The show will feature Aaron Diehl on piano, Peter Washington on bass, Pete Van Nostrand on drums and Warren Wolf on the vibraphone.

According to a press release, Diehl and Wolf are two of last season’s biggest successes and will reunite for this performance. Diehl's passion, technical mastery, and love of both jazz and classical music find a partner in Wolf, his friend and a fellow young bandleader. The quartet's dynamic sounds draws inspiration from John Lewis' Modern Jazz Quartet with vibraphonist Milt Jackson, an appreciation jazz lovers will recognize in the quartet's captivating mix of bebop and hard-swing with melodic precision.

Diehl is a graduate of the Juilliard school where his teachers included Kenny Barron, Eric Reed and Oxana Yablonskaya. His honors include Lincoln Center’s prestigious Martin E. Segal award in 2004, winning the 2003 Jazz Arts Group Hank Marr Jazz Competition and Outstanding Soloist at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2002 Essentially Ellington Competition. Immediately following graduation from high school, he toured with the Wynton Marsalis Septet.

Wolf is a multi-instrumentalist who lives in Baltimore. After graduating from The Baltimore School for the Arts, Warren headed north and enrolled at Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, Warren studied with Caribbean Jazz Project vibraphonist Dave Samuels. After years of training at Berklee and sitting in with musicians at the legendary Wally’s Café, Warren landed the weekend gig at the club for the next three years–playing drums, not the vibraphone. Warren also co-led a quintet with trumpeter Jason Palmer at Wally’s. Warren is a former faculty member at Berklee College of Music, where he had the chance to play and record with many of the worlds best musicians, including Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

The show will be on March 7 at 8 p.m. at Miller Theatre in New York. Click here to purchase tickets.

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