"It's a matter of understanding the vocabulary, in my opinion," pianist Aaron Diehl says of stride-piano music. "That stuff isn't meant to be played note for note." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Piano Jazz With Jon Weber

Aaron Diehl On 'Piano Jazz: Rising Stars'

Hear Diehl's modern take on the music of the time-honored masters of stride and swing.

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Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard presents Aaron Diehl with the 2011 Cole Porter Fellowship. Mark Sheldon/American Pianists Association hide caption

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Concerts

A Jazz Piano Showdown On JazzSet

Hear Aaron Diehl and other finalists from the American Pianists Association's competition.

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Aaron Diehl (piano) and Dee Dee Bridgewater go head-to-head on "Just One of Those Things," by Cole Porter. The duet was part of Diehl's winning performance in the competition for the Cole Porter Fellowship. Mark Sheldon/American Pianists Association hide caption

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Jonathan Batiste ends this set with "Kindergarten," a modern and hand-clapping take on the Louisiana roots of jazz. Ingrid Hertfelder/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pianist Helen Sung is one of the many performers at the "Generations in Jazz" concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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