Professor Cunningham

and His Old School Jazz Band

New York Jazz Band
+ Spirit of New Orleans
= #1 Sought after band

Jazz Styles

We specialize in all types of jazz styles; perfect for swing dance events & private parties to jazz halls & festivals.
Professor Cunningham
New Orleans

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.

Hot Jazz

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.

Professor Cunningham
Rhythm & Blues

Get the party started with grooves to make you feel good..think Ray Charles, and Fats Domino. Sure to get everyone on the dance floor!

Professor Cunningham
Big Band Swing

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

  • Louis Armstrong
  • Cab Calloway
  • Fats Domino
  • Professor Longhair
  • Fats Waller
  • Sidney Bechet
  • Cosimo Matassa
  • Duke Ellington
  • Artie Shaw
  • Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks

"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


Feast your eyes on these good looking lads. It's a smorgasbord of ties and vests.
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The Band

Hot Jazz, Growling Horn, Grooving Ryhthm

This popular New York based band performs the most swinging and grooving repetoire deeply steeped in the New Orleans tradition; from early jazz to early R&B in the aesthetic of Sidney Bechet, Fats Waller, Professor Longhair and even Fats Domino!

Formed 2 years ago by in-demand reedman and vocalist Adrian Cunningham - Australian native based in NYC, - Professor Cunningham and His Old School jazz band consists of some of the most energetic and accomplished musicians on the New York scene. It has been a regular hit in the NYC underground party and swing dance scene since it's formation in 2012; performing at some of the city's finest speakeasy shows (Shanghai Mermaid, Gemini and Scorpio, NY Hot Jazz Festival) and regularly performing to packed houses at some of the city's best swing venues (Cutting Room, Swing 46, The Back Room).

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

  • Jazz Festivals

  • Swing Events

  • Private Events


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"Taint Nobody's Business if I Do"

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"Joshua Fit the Battle at Jericho"

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"Bourbon St. Parade"

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St. Mazie Blues

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"Down by the River Side"

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"Sunny Side of the Street"

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Glory Glory Hallelujah

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"Sailor Boy"


Book the band. C'mon. You know you want to.

Below are our most popular configurations.

Pick which combo you would like to hear.


Pick 3

Great for private parties and smaller venues.

  • Clarinet/Sax/Vocals
  • Bass
  • Guitar or piano

Pick 4

Great For Small Dance Events and

large parties.

  • Clarinet/Sax/Vocals
  • Bass
  • Guitar or piano
  • Drums


Pick 5

Great for concert venues and festivals.

  • Clarinet/Sax/Vocals
  • Bass
  • Guitar or piano
  • Trumpet
  • Drums
Big Band


Great for festivals, dance

events & large parties

  • Clarinet/Sax/Vocals
  • Bass
  • Guitar
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Baritone Sax
  • Piano
  • Drums


Look at all these people saying nice things about us. Aw-shucks.

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