This band’s resume is impressive: Tom and Robin have traveled as far as Australia to perform and to teach swing. The band has performed at The Smithsonian, The Kennedy Center, The Barns of Wolf Trap, Blues Alley (all to standing ovations), presidential and gubernatorial inaugurals, the Cherry Blossom and other major Balls; they’ve been a “radio orchestra” and made several TV appearances, including BET’s Jazz Central and Maryland Public Television’s “Big Band Battle,” where the viewers voted them a 2-to-1 winner. They are holders of the Washington Area Musicians’ Association’s “Wammie” Award as the region’s outstanding big band/swing group. Their vinyl album, “Yes Indeed!,” received national airplay and glowing reviews. Their second release, “All The Cats Join In,” ditto, and sold out a second printing. A third release, “One O’clock Boogie, Two O’clock Jump,” which also received rave reviews, is still being heard around the world on XM-Sirius. Their fourth release, “Swingin’ and Singin’,” is their best offering yet!
Tom Cunningham’s popularity with our Swing Dance community has been growing by leaps and bounds, largely through his appearances at Glen Echo Park on the fourth Saturday of every month, and at various other locations throughout the Washington area. Dancers and listeners alike agree that the Tom Cunningham Orchestra is among the finest Swing Bands in the entire nation.
Look around the site. See what critics and clients have said about us, see where you can dance to us and listen to us for yourself, check out our CDs, and let us know what you think. We’d love to hear from you. See for yourself – let the Tom Cunningham Orchestra make your next event one to remember!