Professor Cunningham and His Old School
Professor Cunningham and His Old School is one of the most sought after groups on the international swing scene, performing around the world at major events and festivals. This award-winning New York based band performs the most swinging and grooving repetoire deeply steeped in the New Orleans tradition; from early jazz to early R&B in the aesthetic of Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, Professor Longhair and even Fats Domino!
Formed and fronted by in-demand reedman and vocalist Adrian Cunningham — Australian native based in NYC, — Professor Cunningham and His Old School consists of some of the most energetic and accomplished musicians on the New York scene and beyond!
It has been a regular hit in the NYC underground party and swing dance scene since its formation in 2012, performing at some of the world’s finest events — notably: Blue Note Jazz Fest (NYC), Snowball (Stockholm), Melbourne Intl Jazz Fest (Australia), CPLX (Copenhagen), Chase Festival (Heidelberg), Swing Crash (Como, Italy), Albany Jazz Festival.
Also, they’ve been killing it in the Internation Swing Band competitions:
WINNER: Best band 2017, World Jam, Madrid
WINNER: Best band 2017, Harlem, Vilnius Lithuania
WINNER: Best band 2016, World Jam, Madrid
WINNER: Best Horn Section 2016, World Jam, Madrid
WINNER: Best Rhythm section 2016, World Jam, Madrid
Come get your dancing shoes out for this award-winning New York swing band!