Aaron Diehl presents Jelly & George feat. Adam Birnbaum & Cécile McLorin Salvant | SFJAZZ

Aaron Diehl

Aaron Diehl presents Jelly & George feat. Adam Birnbaum & Cécile McLorin Salvant

 

Aaron Diehl presents Jelly & George
feat. Adam Birnbaum & Cécile McLorin Salvant

Sunday, March 19, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Aaron Diehl
Cecile McLorin Salvant

Aaron Diehl presents Jelly & George feat. Adam Birnbaum & Cécile McLorin Salvant

 

Aaron Diehl presents Jelly & George
feat. Adam Birnbaum & Cécile McLorin Salvant

Sunday, March 19, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Cecile McLorin Salvant
Adam Birnbaum

Aaron Diehl presents Jelly & George feat. Adam Birnbaum & Cécile McLorin Salvant

 

Aaron Diehl presents Jelly & George
feat. Adam Birnbaum & Cécile McLorin Salvant

Sunday, March 19, 4:00pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Adam Birnbaum

Aaron Diehl presents Jelly & George feat. Adam Birnbaum & Cécile McLorin Salvant

The 2016 GRAMMY winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and pianist Aaron Diehl return following their sold-out shows last year with a new collaboration that spans a century of music and sheds new light on the work of two giants of American songwriting. Built around an expanded version of Salvant’s deeply empathic trio, “Jelly and George” presents a fresh approach to the music of Jelly Roll Morton and George Gershwin. Possessing a deep, velvety voice, rhythmic poise, and a sublime feel for the blues, Salvant was the winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocals Competition. In 2013, The New York Times declared “If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three – Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald – it is this 23-year-old virtuoso.” She has since risen to become the most exciting vocalist in jazz. Diehl won the Outstanding Soloist award from the Lincoln Center Essentially Ellington competition and toured with Wynton Marsalis’ septet at age 19. His newest Mack Avenue session, Space, Time, Continuum, was listed as one of 2015’s top jazz albums in The New York Observer and features legendary saxophonist Benny Golson.

Artist Personnel

Aaron Diehl piano
Adam Birnbaum piano
Cecile McLorin Salvant vocals
Paul Sikivie bass
Lawrence Leathers drums
Corey Wilcox trombone
Evan Christopher clarinet
Bruce Harris trumpet

"If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three - Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald - it is this 23-year-old virtuoso... " — The New York Times
"Not yet 30, Diehl is already a virtuoso upon whom no major style of jazz is lost... there are no boundary lines to this young man’s potential " — New York Daily News

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