Jeremy Cunningham

Jeremy Cunningham, a drummer, composer and improviser. He is originally from Cincinnati and moved to Chicago in 2009. There he performs and composes, as part of Chicago’s vibrant music scene. He is a Bachelor of Music holder from the College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. There he studied drumming with John Von Ohlen. Coltrane and, by extension Elvin Jones, are another major influence. Cunningham also cites his early exposure to “Live at Birdland”, as an influential musical experience. Cunningham has performed in Chicago with a number of notables, including Von Freeman and Chris Foreman as well as Nick Mazzarella, Nick Mazzarella and Mike Allemana. You can hear him on Marquis Hill’s “New Gospel” and “Sounds of the City” albums, as well as Caroline Davis’s “Live, Play, Work, Play” album. Cunningham performs at various festivals and clubs throughout Chicago. He also has numerous projects throughout the United States. Cunningham has performed internationally with IsWhat? He has toured internationally with IsWhat?, the Moshier/Lebrun Collective and Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGo. Cunningham recently completed a Masters in Music at DePaul University. He was mentored by Dana Hall and has been working on Meridian Trio with Nick Mazzarella, Matt Ulery, and others. His first album as a bandleader was also released, re: dawn. The album is available on ears

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