May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Black Diamond at the Heartwood Sound Stage

VERY excited to be performing at Gainesville's newest venue/recording space. Dave Melosh and his team have worked tirelessly over the past year to convert their former recording studio into the ultimate venue. I have heard nothing but great things about the sound, energy, and atmosphere of this beautiful new space. Please join us for our last night of the Florida tour!

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Apr
21
9:00 PM21:00

Matt Ulery's Pollinator opening for Rebirth Brass Band

I think of Matt Ulery as one of Chicago's most inventive composers and improvisors in the City. His music never fails to invoke deep imagery and emotion. This new ensemble of his glances to early 20th century rag, rent party music, and southern brass sentiment, all with the undeniable Ulery touch. 

James Davis - trumpet

Hunter Diamond - Tenor

Steve Duncan - Trombone

Paul Bedal - piano

Matt Ulery - sousaphone

Quin Kirchner - drums

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Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

JazzCity: NextGenJazz Summit

Selected by Northwestern and Columbia College professor Jarrard Harris, a group of eminent young musicians will present a program of original material, sponsored by the Chicago Jazz Institute.

JazzCity is a free concert series initiated in 1997 by the Jazz Institute of Chicago in collaboration with the Chicago Park District, now celebrating its 20th season of bringing people together from across the city to listen to Chicago’s top jazz musicians. JazzCity is sponsored by WDCB 90.9 FM and WHPK 88.5 FM Radio and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Performers include:  Jalen Baker, vibes; Julius Tucker, piano; Justin Boyd, drums; Andrew Vogt and Runere Brooks, bass; Hunter Jay DiamondMai Sugimoto and Leonard Simpson, saxophone; Quentin Coaxum, trumpet.

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Mar
28
9:00 PM21:00

Black Diamond at Cafe Mustache

We'll be performing some new and improvised material on a double bill with our good friend,  bassist/composer Ashley Summers.

Artie Black - saxophone

Hunter Diamond - saxophone

Anton Hatwich - bass

Neil Hemphill - drums

Ashley Summers Trio:

Jacob Duncan - saxophone

Chris Baker - Drums

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Mar
19
9:00 PM21:00

Black Diamond at The Whistler

We'll be performing music from our upcoming release "Mandala," as well as new, unrecorded material. Always free admission at the Whistler, so come out and cap your weekend with some good music and good cocktails.

Artie Black - Tenor Saxophone

HD - Tenor Saxophone

Matt Ulery - Bass

Neil Hemphill - Drums

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