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Jeremy Cunningham is a drummer, composer, and improviser. Originally from Cincinnati, he moved to Chicago in 2009, where he currently performs and composes as an integral part of the city’s vibrant music scene. Cunningham has performed with an impressive roster of luminaries such as Von Freeman, Jeff Parker, Marquis Hill, Will Miller, Akenya Seymour, Sen Morimoto, Joshua Abrams, Josh Berman, Mike Reed, Jaimie Branch, Caroline Davis, Nick Mazzarella, Greg Ward, Lane Beckstrom, Chris Foreman, and Dave Rempis. He can be heard on Resavoir’s eponymous debut on International Anthem, Marquis Hill's albums New Gospel and Sounds of the City, Matt Gold’s Imagined Sky, as well as on Nick Mazzarella’s Triangulum.
Cunningham’s most recent release on Northern Spy Records, ‘The Weather Up There,’ was written in response to the loss of his brother Andrew, who died in a home invasion robbery in 2008. Co-produced by Jeff Parker and Paul Bryan, this new work confronts the tragedy of gun violence and examines the acute ripple effect on several people’s lives through the lens of memory, response, and collage. Further deepening the textural and emotive impact, Cunningham formed a “drum choir” for these recordings, comprised of close friends and colleagues Mike Reed, Makaya McCraven, and Mikel Patrick Avery.
Cunningham currently performs with Resavoir, Lane Beckstrom, Nick Mazzarella’s Meridian Trio, Laurenzi/Cunningham Duo, the Matt Gold Trio, and his own band The Weather Up There featuring Jeff Parker, Josh Johnson, and Paul Bryan.