American Pianists Assoc. Announces 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz

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merican Pianists Association is proud to announce pianist Aaron Diehl as the winner of the 2011 Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz competition

.The announcement was made after the final round of performances on Saturday, April 16 at Indianapolis' Athenaeum Theatre, which concluded the organization's Jazz Discovery Week. 25 year-old Diehl, selected from a field of five finalists, was granted a cash prize of $50,000, the largest prize in the world for a young jazz pianist. Additionally, over the course of two years, Diehl will receive in-kind career development with the value of an additional $50,000. During Jazz Discovery Week (April 10-16), the five finalists were judged in concert at a variety of venues throughout Indianapolis. Jazz Discovery Week jury members included: Jazz pianists Geri Allen, John Taylor and Danilo Pérez, as well as New York Times music critic Nate Chinen, and Mack Avenue Records Executive Vice-President Al Pryor

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