Geoff Cunningham

Raised in Connecticut and educated at UMass Amherst under the direction of Jeff Holmes, Geoff Cunningham's sound is influenced by jazz trumpet greats such as Clifford Brown, Miles Davis, and Woody Shaw. Geoff is a diversely experienced musician who plays throughout New England in a variety of musical settings, including a regular chair in the Amherst Jazz Orchestra and the Jeff Holmes Big Band, and can also be found teaching music lessons and classes at Amherst College, Greenfield, and Holyoke Community Colleges. The unique instrumentation of Swing Caravan allows him to explore exotic melodies traded with guitar, while being rooted in the intricate rhythms of walking bass lines and eclectic drum kit beats.

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