Adrian Cunningham

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You are listening to Adrian Cunningham - alto & tenor saxophones, clarinet, Bill Risby - piano, Craig Scott - bass, Gordon Rytmeitster - drums, from the CD Unspoken.

Adrian Cunningham has already established himself as one of this Australia's finest jazz musicians and multi-instrumentalists, with countless club and festival appearances plus a number of highly acclaimed albums. Having been been based in NYC since 2008, Adrian has been playing regularly in the Big Apple, throughout USA and Europe. In 3 short years he has appeared some of NYC's finest clubs- Smalls, Birdland, 55 Bar, Fat Cat, the Apollo Theater, Dizzy's (Lincoln Centre) and even a private event at the hallowed Village Vanguard; with such luminaries as Lew Soloff, Wycliffe Gordon, George Coleman Jr and Bucky Pizzarelli.

Unspoken is the first album by this unique and talented artist and is already receiving critical acclaim from industry reviewers and musicians alike. Since the age of sixteen Adrian has been performing professionally on clarinet, saxophones, flute and piano, and has been a featured soloist for such notable artists as James Morrison, Don Burrows, Monica Trapaga, Emma Pask, Galapagos Duck and John Morrison's Swing City. Adrian has performed in New York, Japan, Indonesia, Africa and has studied extensively with internationally renowned clarinetist & recording artist Eddie Daniels. "Unspoken was inspired by those powerful moments in life that are beyond words, moments of intense happiness or tragedy. Communications beyond words; unspoken. Enjoy!" - Adrian Cunningham

"Through his beautifully played clarinet and tenor, Adrian tells us exactly what he has to say; and it's certainly worth hearing, believe me!" - Don Burrows AO MBE

"This new and emerging young jazz artist has a refreshing sound and style all his own - beautiful" James Morrison AM

Walkabout from internationally acclaimed jazz composer and musician Adrian Cunningham is a wonderfully executed collection of twelve original, self composed tracks. Adrian brings to the table a smooth, playful and notably cohesive sound, with each track drawing inspiration from his travels and time spent in New York.

 

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