Excited to announce a special evening in Philadelphia on Jan 13th, 2018. check it here:
Jeff Parker guitar
Dustin Laurenzi saxophone, electronics
Mike King keys
Paul Bryan bass
Jeremy Cunningham drums
with special guest Ben La Mar Gay
Chad Taylor and Ben LaMar Gay open the evening.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been invited to perform at the Winter Jazz Festival in NYC on Jan. 12th. We will be performing music from my forthcoming album, The Weather Up There.
Jeff Parker gtr
Dustin Laurenzi tenor
Mike King piano
Paul Bryan bass
plus special guest Ben LaMar Gay
Merdidian Trio's debut recording "Triangulum, is out now on Clean Feed Records. We've worked hard developing this music for the past three years, and we are happy to get this music out into the world. Go here to check it out: https://cleanfeed-records.com/product/triangulum/
I made a cover of John Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth," with my pal Yoni Wolf (Why?). All profits benefit the ACLU and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus! Go download and donate!
Huge thanks to Jeff Potter for the thoughtful words in Downbeat's March 2017 issue. Check it out!
I'm honored to be included in this excellent list of jazz albums from last year. If you haven't checked out Dave Sumner's blog, Bird is the Worm, go there and find a huge repository of beautiful music. Thanks Dave!
Jakob Baekgaard included my debut album on his best of jazz list! Im humbled, and very grateful. Close friend Jeff Parker's excellent album, The New Breed, is on the list as well!
re;dawn (from far) garnered an honorable mention in the LA Times Best of Jazz 2016 List! Im honored to say the least. Jeff Parker, among others topped the list, and deservedly so. Jeff's record, The New Breed, has been in constant rotation in my car's CD player.
Here's the whole article: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-ms-year-end-jazz-20161218-story.html
Local Chicagoan and excellent jazz writer Neil Tesser wrote a very insightful article about my recent album release in the September issue of JAZZIZ. Check it out here:
Jakob Baekgaard wrote a very kind review of re: dawn (from far) for All About Jazz. He had this to say about the band:
"re: dawn (from far) is a strong debut from Cunningham and one can only hope that he will be able to keep this group together. They have something special going on. They play a type of modern jazz that is both emotional and intellectual, traditional and modern. In the hands of these musicians, the future of jazz is safe and sound."
Read the full review here.
Local jazz critic and journalist, Howard Reich, had this to say as a preview of my shows at Andy's Jazz Club last weekend:
"Cunningham has proved himself a nimble and versatile figure in a variety of mainstream and cutting-edge jazz ensembles, the Chicago drummer perhaps best known for his collaborations with trumpeter Marquis Hill. But Cunningham also has been forging a musical identity of his own, having recently made his debut as bandleader with "Re: Dawn (From Far)," in which he collaborates with saxophonist Josh Johnson, guitarist Jeff Parker and bassist Matt Ulery. This engagement amounts to a celebration of that release."
Im very happy to announce that my band will be playing two sets at the famed Hungry Brain on June 19th in Chicago. We will perform most of the songs on the record with a few new songs from myself and various members of the band. Dustin Laurenzi will be joining us a special guest throughout the night, and Matt Gold will be filling in for Jeff on guitar. Come celebrate with us!
I'm very excited to announce the Fall tour dates for my quartet:
Oct 28 California Clipper Chicago IL
29th Urban Artifact Cincinnati,OH
(30th Masterclass: Jeff and Jeremy duo at Urban Artifact 12pm)
30th Dreamland Louisville, KY
31st Cliff Bells Detroit, MI
Nov 1st Casa del Popolo Montreal, QC
2nd Tranzac Club Toronto, ON
3rd Nighttown Cleveland, OH
On this tour I will be joined by Jeff Parker, Josh Johnson, and John Tate. We are all very excited to take this music throughout the midwest and north into Canada! Hope to see you out!