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Omaha Diner with Charlie Hunter, Bobby Previte, Skerik & Steve Bernstein

Tue, Nov 11 -
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Doors open at 6:00 PM each night.
First sets begin at 7:30 PM, and second sets (when applicable) begin at 9:30 PM (doors: 9:15 PM).
$25.50 Free parking

The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Omaha Diner with Charlie Hunter (seven-string electric guitar), Skerik (saxophone), Bobby Previte (drums) and Steve Bernstein (trumpets) for two nights. Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm.

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OMAHA DINER is many things: the world’s definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner is at home in all situations in and beyond the world of music­— not only scoring one of the films of legendary director Robert Altman, but performing in another one as well.

In its 125 years of experience the Diner has worked in some capacity with an unlikely and astonishing array of artists: Aretha Franklin, Sting, John Mayer, Levon Helm, John Adams, Roswell Rudd, Linda Ronstadt, Pearl Jam, Elton John, My Morning Jacket, Courtney Love, The San Francisco Ballet, Sam Rivers, Marianne Faithfull, The Moscow Circus, Roger Waters, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Michael Tilson-Thomas, R.E.M., Johnny Copeland, Bonnie Raitt, Lukas Foss, The Meters, Ween, D’Angelo, Les Claypool, Alvin Ailey, Digable Planets, Sonny Sharrock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Tom Waits.

Omaha Diner has toured every continent with the (possible) exception of Antarctica, playing rock arenas, iconic Jazz clubs, Carnegie Hall, and hardscrabble Kentucky roadhouses. The Diner turns up in other places as well - author of the liner notes to Miles Davis’ ‘In Concert’ record, actor on Saturday Night Live, dancer, sous-chef, teacher.

Now comes the latest invention, OMAHA DINER - four storied musicians attempting to re-define a format that forever perverted the way we experience music. You may love Top 40 (doubtful), you may hate it (probable), you may not care about it at all (liar), but you cannot escape it.

***OMAHA DINER’s Ironclad Guarantee: all songs have touched, however briefly, #1 on the Top 40 pop chart.

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