"The combination of the two tenors is extraordinary....The Music is spirited and passionate throughout."
Recorded in Chicago, Il at Minbal Studios, "Mandala" is a recording that captures six years of composition, development of sound, and the friendship of Artie Black and Hunter Diamond.
Filmed live at Minbal Studios in Chicago on December 13th, 2016 by Sydney O'haire and Theo Schuller.
We're proud to announce that Black Diamond will be featured on the Von Freeman Stage at the 2018 Chicago Jazz Festival!
The Festival will be held August 29th - September 2nd. View the complete schedule here.
Our most recent tour took us to the beautiful Pacific-Northwest states of Washington and Oregon. We visited several universities as guest performers/lecturers, and brought our newest batch of compositions to five beautiful venues. Read more.
Jeremy Catledge at Rtistan asked us about the Chicago music scene, our influences and mentors, artistic goals, and our experiences studying with Dr. David Baker at Indiana University. The full interview is available on Youtube
We recently visited Artie's hometown of Butler, PA for some performances and teaching. Read more.
We are thrilled that our debut record, Mandala, is officially out as of August 11th, 2017. Released on the Minneapolis jazz/experimental label Shifting Paradigm Records, it is now available through their website and iTunes. Read more.