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Ric Cunningham

Rank #3 US Madison, CT Jazz / Smooth jazz / Contemporary Lounge ...


Sounds Like: Paul Desmond, Kirk Whalum, Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, CAMIEL, Koop

Bio: My name is Ric Cunningham AKA Mr. Lounge. I am a Smooth Jazz Saxophonist specializing in Contemporary Lounge Music with a retro flavor. I perform, write and live the Modern Lounge Lifestyle with a definite 'Tip of the Hat' to all things Retro. My sound and style evoke images of a time past with ... See Full Bio

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“Martinis, not the sort that are a conceit of blue curacao and mango syrup ... the real thing, crafted of excellent gin and an atomized whisper of bone dry Vermouth. Cocktails on the patio, pointy shoes, pointy brassieres and the Cha Cha Cha that’s what this clever album conjures in my mind. Mr. Cunningham has his musical tongue deeply implanted in his cheek but his underlying taste in the selection of timeless melodies (Harlem Nocturne, Santana’s Europa ) is unmistakable . At first listening one may tempted to file this well crafted, ‘saxophone in front’ offering as smooth jazz. It has more meat than that. On cut number six ‘Sapphire and Tonic’ an original tune by Cunningham, his use of the alto sax was reminiscent of Paul Desmond. I recommend Adventures in the Modern Lounge as a must have for your home bar. It is the perfect mood music for your next get together. Keep it ( spine out ) between your stainless cocktail shaker and your mono- gramed coasters.”
—  Suzanne Langlois, The Huffington Post
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    'Adventures in the Modern... Released on Jan 21, 2014
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    Adventures in the Modern... Released on Dec 20, 2010
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    We Wish You a Retro Xmas Released on Dec 9, 2010


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    Aug 3

    Madison, CT, US | 11:00am

    Madison, CT, US
    Sun Aug 03 11:00am


    Mr. Lounge is joined by Fly Amero coming off his performance the night before at The Kate in Old Saybrook with his band, 'Orleans'. Always a great time musically when ric and Fly get together. A must see on the Shoreline. (You'd be mad at me if I didn't give you the heads up!)

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    Aug 10

    Madison, CT, US | 11:00am

    Madison, CT, US
    Sun Aug 10 11:00am


    Carly Simon's guitarist, Peter Calo stops by on this very special 'Brunch by the Beach' edition to join Mr. Lounge in a performance of classic favorites. Yet again another fabulous chance to enjoy the Shoreline's Best Brunch, Best Views and Best Entertainment.

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    Aug 25

    old saybrook, CT, US | 6:00pm

    old saybrook, CT, US
    Mon Aug 25 6:00pm


    Mark your calendar for this Smooth Jazz / Contemporary Lounge Evening of Cool as we enjoy our New England Summer of '14. Mr. Lounge and the boys return to the Fresh Salt Restaurant overlooking the Saybrook Point Marina to practice our 'Lounge'. Cocktails, food, water views & the perfect Lounge Ambience, as only Mr. Lounge can provide. Not to be missed.

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    Nice tone, loving it. Ever need live bass, I'm in the area. Steve
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Q: Ric, I saw that you were born in New Haven. I also grew up in New Haven in the Hill section. What part of New Haven did you live in? I went to St. John's for grammar school.
A: well i finally found your email. sorry about that. Thanks so much for coming out to the show the other week. Chris Geith does such a great job. that was a lot of fun. Thanks also for reaching out via email and approaching me during the show. so many times we post these ads and announcements and have no idea if anyone is listening/reading. great to talk to you. sorry i mis-wrote new haven as my hometown. Guilford and now Madison are my stomping grounds. ric

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