Wow! 5th band confirmed for this years event. We are lucky to have Professor Cunningham & His Old School playing for us.
“Professor Cunningham & His Old School were the clear crowd-pleaser of the festival”
Times Union newspaper NY
Take a growling horn section, a grooving and soulful rhythm section, an energetic woodwind/vocalist front-man, add the soul of a New Orleans party, and you’ve got Professor Cunningham and his Old School.
This New York based band performs the most swinging and grooving repertoire deeply steeped in the New Orleans tradition; from early jazz to early R&B— the likes of Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, even Fats Domino!
The group was formed 2 years ago by in-demand reedman and vocalist Adrian Cunningham, an Australian native based in NYC, and one of his home country’s finest jazz exports. The ensemble consists of some of the most energetic and accomplished musicians on the New York circuit, and has been a regular hit in the NYC underground party and swing dance scene; performing at some of the city’s finest speak-easy shows (Shanghai Mermaid, Gemini and Scorpio) and regularly performing to packed houses at some of the city’s best swing venues (Cutting Room, Swing 46, The Back Room). In 2012 they were honoured to perform at Snowball in Stockholm, one of the world’s largest swing events.