Diehl has built his reputation on an elegant pianism outside the contemporary mainstream…upholds a traditional framework while crisply demolishing the usual notions of conservatism.”
The New York Times

Since his debut release on Mack Avenue Records in 2013, pianist-composer Aaron Diehl has mystified listeners with his layered artistry. He reaches into expansion. At once temporal and ethereal — deliberate in touch and texture — his expression transforms the piano into an orchestral vessel in the spirit of beloved predecessors Ahmad Jamal, Erroll Garner, Art Tatum and Jelly Roll Morton. Moment to moment, he considers what instrument he’s moved to evoke. “This is a singular voice here, but maybe this section is a saxophone soli, or this piece here are high winds or low brass in the bass,” says the Steinway artist, describing his concept on the bandstand.

Upcoming Schedule


Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

Vancouver, BC
April 19, 2014

Recital at Oregon State University

Reser Center for the Arts
Corvallis, OR
April 20, 2024

Aaron Diehl: Strides & Ragtime

Brookfield, WI
May 10, 2024
latest album

Zodiac Suite

September 15, 2023

Critically acclaimed pianist/composer Aaron Diehl's penchant for the past influencing the future has come full circle with his fully realized suite of Mary Lou Williams' Zodiac Suite - the first fully-fledged professional recording of this incredible music.

SEE album details
November 13, 2023

Zodiac Suite Nominated for 2024 GRAMMY®

October 19, 2023

LA Phil announces World Premiere piano concerto for Aaron Diehl by Timo Andres

October 19, 2023

Zodiac Suite Announcement

October 19, 2023

The Knights and Aaron Diehl play Gershwin, Bach, and more at 92NY

Diehl joins The Knights for a pair of works that explore it best, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Williams’ Zodiac Suite