Every Sunday, The Whistler and North Coast Brewing team up to present our favorite jazz artists at The Patron Saint of Jazz series.
Jeremy Cunningham is a drummer, composer, and improviser from Chicago. He can be heard on Marquis Hill’s albums, New Gospel and Sounds of the City, and on Caroline Davis’s Live, Work, Play. Jeremy also leads his own quartet featuring Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Josh Johnson (Holophonor), and Matt Ulery (Loom). He is also a part of the Meridian Trio led by Nick Mazzarella.
Chicago saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi has developed a distinctly personal approach to improvisation and composition that has garnered the attention of the city’s creative music community. Recognized for his “offbeat approach to articulating harmonies and constructing melodies” (NextBop), Dustin’s music is inspired and informed by jazz, folk, improvised music, and contemporary classical music. Dustin has been a leader/co-leader of his own projects, Twin Talk, Snaarj, and Natural Language, as well as a member of the Marquis Hill Blacktet, the Quentin Coaxum Quintet, Bon Iver’s band, and Katie Ernst’s Little Words, among others.
North Coast Brewing is a proud supporter of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. For every case of Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale sold, North Coast Brewing makes a contribution to the Institute in support of jazz education. To date they’ve contributed over one million dollars to the Institute.