NEW YORK JAZZ BAND

PROFESSOR CUNNINGHAM

& HIS OLD SCHOOL

JAZZ STYLES
 
We specialize in all types of jazz styles; perfect for swing dance events & private parties to jazz halls & festivals.

From the rich musical and cultural tradition of New Orleans, we bring Mardi Gras to you! A roaring horn section playing the great tunes from early jazz to rhythm & blues - you'll feel like you are on Bourbon St.

Bring back the prohibition era from the 1920's, where the parties were cool and the dancing was hot! A cooking jazz ensemble with trumpet and clarinet to recreate the golden era of jazz.

From the rich musical and cultural tradition of New Orleans, we bring Mardi Gras to you! A roaring horn section playing the great tunes from early jazz to rhythm & blues - you'll feel like you are on Bourbon St.

The greatest tunes of the Big Band era with swinging ensemble and big brass sound! Think Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway.

NEW ORLEANS
HOT JAZZ
RHYTHM & BLUES
BIG BAND SWING
INSPIRATION

LOUIS ARMSTRONG

CAB CALLOWAY

FATS DOMINO

PROFESSOR LONGHAIR

FATS WALLER

SIDNEY BECHET

COSIMO MATASSA

DUKE ELLINGTON

ARTIE SHAW

VINCE GIORDANO & THE NIGHTHAWKS

We are proud International Swing Band Competition Winners!
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, Wor
ld Jam, Madrid
WINNER: Best Rhythm section 2016, Wor
ld Jam, Madrid
"Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Adrian Cunningham has built a septet of young killers that can serve up pure, uncut old school NOLA tunes"
                                                                                                                        — Albany Jazz Festival

PHOTOS

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Hot Jazz, Growling Horn, Grooving Ryhthm

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THE BAND

Professor Cunningham and His Old School is one of the most sought after groups on the international scene, performing around the world at major events and festivals. This award-winning  New York based band performs the most swinging and grooving repertoire ranging from the streets of New Orleans to the early dance halls of Harlem NYC.

Formed and fronted by in-demand vocalist and reedman Adrian Cunningham - an 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. They present, with unparalleled energy, repertoire ranging from early jazz and the birth of swing, to soulful NOLA Rhythm and Blues. They have been a regular hit in the NYC underground party and swing dance scene since the band's formation in 2012; performing at some of the world's finest jazz and swing 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, Barswingona (Spain) and Blue Skies (Lisbon).

 

Come get your dancing shoes out for this award-winning New York swing band!

JAZZ FESTIVALS

SWING EVENTS

PRIVATE EVENTS

BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL
THE SALON
SWING 46
THE BACK ROOM
SNOWBALL
BB KINGS
THE CUTTING ROOM
 

MUSIC! SWEET, SWEET MUSIC!!

New Album Available Now

 

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Tain't Nobody's Business if I Do

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Bourbon St Parade

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Jumpin' at the Woodside

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Glory Glory Hallelujah

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Down By the Riverside

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Joshua Fit the Battle at Jericho

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               The Mooche

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Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby
 

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BOOKING

Trio

              Pick 3

Great for private parties and

        smaller venues.

  • Clarinet/Sax/Vocals

  • Bass

  • Guitar or piano

Book the band. C'mon. You know you want to.
Below are our most popular configurations.
Pick which combo you would like to hear.

Quartet

              Pick 4

Great for small dance events and large parties.

  • Clarinet/Sax/Vocals

  • Bass

  • Guitar or piano

  • Drums

Quintet

 Pick 5

Great for concert venues

and testivals.

  • Clarinet/Sax/Vocals

  • Bass

  • Guitar or piano

  • Trumpet

  • Drums

Big Band

              Pick All!

Great for dance events, fesrtivals & large parties

  • Clarinet/Sax/Vocals

  • Trumpet

  • Trombone

  • Baritone Sax

  • Guitar

  • Piano

  • Bass

  • Drums

TESTIMONIALS

Look at what all these nice people are saying about us. Aw-shucks.
albany
quote simona
quote helsinki
quote boston
quote hot jazz

"Professor Cunningham and His Old School were the clear crowd-pleasers of the festival"

Times Union Newspaper, NY

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