ADRIAN CUNNINGHAM QUARTET (NY)
Friday 03rd April 2015
Adrian Cunningham: Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Joe Chindamo: Piano
Ben Robertson: Bass
Hugh Harvey Drums
“Adrian Cunningham is more proof there’s a lot going on in Australia’s Jazz scene.”
Album Review, Cadence magazine, New York
“Adrian Cunningham’s saxophone solo actually had me making whimpering noises in the front stalls”
The Independent, London
“Possibly the only young saxophonist with a sound reminiscent of Eddie Miller”
The Wall St Journal
“Adrian Cunningham’s clarinet playing saved the day for me.”
The Star, Johannesburg
“One of the unexpected joys of the album is the rich, woody clarinet of Cunningham”
Hot House Magazine, New York (Wycliffe Gordon CD review)
Adrian Cunningham, a New York based musician originally hailing from Sydney; is is one of the country’s finest multi-instrumentalists; known for swapping seamlessly from sax to clarinet to flute. He is returning home to release a new CD Ain’t That Right recorded at Avatar Studios for US based label Arbors Records, an album dedicated to the swinging tunes of long time Basie collaborator Neal Hefti.
Adrian is one of his home country’s best jazz exports having performed locally with artists as diverse as Marcia Hines, Australian Idol Band, James Morrison, and Galapagos Duck as well as his own Quartet. He is returning to his favourite Melbourne home, Paris Cat, as part of his 2013 Australian tour. He is fortunate to be joined by the great Joe Chindamo on piano, Ben Robertson on bass and Hugh Harvey on drums.
Since relocating to New York City in 2008 he has performed at some of the Big Apple’s finest clubs- Blue Note, Smalls, Birdland, 55 Bar, Apollo Theatre, Fat Cat, Dizzy’s Club (Lincoln Centre) and even a private event at the hallowed Village Vanguard; with such luminaries as Lew Soloff, Wycliffe Gordon, George Coleman Jr, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Chris Potter.
Adrian is currently performing with world-class trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, which included a performance at the London Jazz festival and a recording in Abbey Road studios alongside Wess Anderson, Reginald Veal and Herlin Riley. Adrian has appeared on 2 of Wycliffe’s album releases to rave reviews. (“One of the unexpected joys of the album is the rich, woody clarinet of Cunningham” album review; Hot House NYC)
Genre – Jazz
Performance Room – Parisian Loft
Show time – 8.30pm $25