N'awlins jazz at New Canaan Library
Published 2:13 pm, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
"Library's Notes in Mid-Winter" concert series culminates with smooth New Orleans jazz on Sunday, Feb. 8 at New Canaan Library. Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Cunningham and his talented quintet will perform at 2 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room.
The quintet is comprised of Adrian Cunningham on woodwinds, Joe Boga on trumpet, John Merrill on guitar, Frank Tate on bass and Rob Garcia on drums. They will play the music of New Orleans jazz greats Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and Fats Domino, among others.
Cunningham is a New York City-based musician who originally hails from Australia. He is one of Australia's finest jazz exports with a fluent command of the saxophones, clarinet, and flute -- a true multi-instrumentalist. Since relocating to New York City in 2008 he has performed at some of New York's finest clubs and venues: Blue Note, Smalls, Birdland, 55 Bar, Apollo Theatre, Fat Cat, and Dizzy's Club (Lincoln Centre) among others. He has performed with such icons as Lew Soloff, Wycliffe Gordon, George Coleman Jr., Bucky Pizzarelli, Chris Potter, and Renee Marie. In 2014, Adrian became the leader of the saxophone section of the Grammy-winning Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, a NYC-based 1920s swing orchestra; responsible for the soundtracks for "Boardwalk Empire" and movies like "Aviator."
The Notes in Mid-Winter concert series is curated by internationally recognized harpist Wendy Kerner. All library programs are free and open to the public but seating is limited and early arrival is recommended. For information, visit newcanaanlibrary.org or call 203.594.5003.