Jul
27
9:00 PM21:00

Herbsaint Band at The Hungry Brain

The Herbsaint band was created for the inaugural "Got You Some" New Orleans party series that chef Chris Reed and I collaborated on earlier this summer. The band plays traditional NOLA dixieland music (Armstrong, Dodds, Bechet, etc) and features:

Hunter Diamond - clarinet, Patrick Donley - piano, Mike Harmon - bass, Quin Kirchner - drums.

Two sets, $10 cover. Come hang out and get a little NOLA flavor!

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Aug
27
9:00 PM21:00

Big Fun @ Elastic Arts

Guitarist/composer Zac Nunnery and I worked a lot together while we were both studying with Dana Hall at DePaul University. Zac has assembled a group of distinct improvisatory voices for a venture into a new medium ensemble sound.

Zac Nunnery- Guitar, Nick Mazzarella - alto saxophone, Hunter Diamond - tenor Saxophone, Jakob Heinemann - Bass, Andy Danstrom - drums, Christian Hughes - percussion

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Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Mike Reed's "The City Was Yellow" at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival

The City Was Yellow: The Chicago Suite is Mike Reed’s current investigation into the sounds of Chicago’s jazz and improvised music history. Fueled by a USA Artist Fellowship, Reed and team have been at work collecting and transcribing music to be presented in a forthcoming “real book,” Chicago Jazz and Improvised Music from 1980-2010. The performance will feature arrangements by stalwarts such as Ari Brown, Ed Wilkerson, Jeff Parker, Rob Mazurek, Fred Anderson, and others.

Says Reed: “It’s a way of recognizing our musical moments and celebrating the regional voice and approaches that could only come from Chicago.”

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Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Matt Lux Quartet at Chicago Art Department

Honored to join three deeply engrained members of Chicago's creative music scene for a very special performance. Chicago videographer/visual artist and Full Sail University hall of famer Kim Alpert will be in residence at the Chicago Art Department in Pilsen during the month of March and will feature a live performance each Friday.

Matt Lux: Bass, Leroy Bach: multiple instruments, Dan Bitney: multiple instruments, HD: woodwinds and percussion.

Second Set: Jeff Albert:trombone/Katinka Kleijn: cello, electronics/Damon Locks: anything.

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Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Hunter Diamond NOLA trio

For a special Mardi Gras themed dinner party sponsored by the Parish Life Commission, this trio will be pulling from the early New Orleans jazz and dixieland repetoire to create a crescent city vibe in Chicago. 

HD- Tenor saxophone, clarinet. Cole DeGenova - Piano, Quin Kirchner - Drums.

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Jan
30
to Jan 31

Black Diamond recording residency at The Whistler

Every Tuesday in January, Black Diamond will be presenting and recording all new material that has been written since the release of our last recording, Mandala, in August 2017.

David Zilkowski will be recording the band as we prepare material for our next release. 

Artie Black - Tenor saxophone & Bass Clarinet, Hunter Diamond - Tenor Saxophone, Matt Ulery - Bass, Neil Hemphill  - Drums. 

No Cover, 21+

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Jan
23
to Jan 24

Black Diamond recording residency at The Whistler

Every Tuesday in January, Black Diamond will be presenting and recording all new material that has been written since the release of our last recording, Mandala, in August 2017.

David Zilkowski will be recording the band as we prepare material for our next release. 

Artie Black - Tenor saxophone & Bass Clarinet, Hunter Diamond - Tenor Saxophone, Matt Ulery - Bass, Neil Hemphill  - Drums. 

No Cover, 21+

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Jan
16
to Jan 17

Black Diamond recording residency at The Whistler

Every Tuesday in January, Black Diamond will be presenting and recording all new material that has been written since the release of our last recording, Mandala, in August 2017.

David Zilkowski will be recording the band as we prepare material for our next release. 

Artie Black - Tenor saxophone & Bass Clarinet, Hunter Diamond - Tenor Saxophone, Matt Ulery - Bass, Neil Hemphill  - Drums. 

No Cover, 21+

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Jan
9
to Jan 10

Black Diamond recording residency at The Whistler

Every Tuesday in January, Black Diamond will be presenting and recording all new material that has been written since the release of our last recording, Mandala, in August 2017.

David Zilkowski will be recording the band as we prepare material for our next release. 

Artie Black - Tenor saxophone & Bass Clarinet, Hunter Diamond - Tenor Saxophone, Matt Ulery - Bass, Neil Hemphill  - Drums. 

No Cover, 21+

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Jan
2
to Jan 3

Black Diamond recording residency at The Whistler

Every Tuesday in January, Black Diamond will be presenting and recording all new material that has been written since the release of our last recording, Mandala, in August 2017.

David Zilkowski will be recording the band as we prepare material for our next release. 

Artie Black - Tenor saxophone & Bass Clarinet, Hunter Diamond - Tenor Saxophone, Matt Ulery - Bass, Neil Hemphill  - Drums. 

No Cover, 21+

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