A professional electric and acoustic guitarist since 1981, George Cunningham has been based in Cincinnati since 1990. His musical resume includes ongoing work with pop/rock Cammy Award winners the Graveblankets and with the Nashville-based Warsaw Falcons in the 1990s. He co-founded the CEA-winning Faux Frenchmen in 2002. His Crooked Mile Records album Stumblingham, produced by Bears/Psychodots/Blessid Union memberChris Arduser, was released in 2005 to strong reviews and a feature in Frets magazine.
Joe Lukasik began playing professionally in and around New York at the age of 13. By the time he moved to Denver in the late '60s, he was well known as a master clarinetist, arranger and recording artist. He has been heard at many jazz festivals, including the Los Angeles Classic, San Diego, Sacramento, Coos Bay, Central City, Palm Springs, Arizona Classic, Jazz at Chatauqua, and Lake Havisu, either with his own groups or with popular festival aggregations including the South Market Street Band, George Probert's Monrovia Band, the Dixie Hasslers, the 20th Century Jazz Band and most recently with the Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band.
Joe and George began their musical association in 2004 when Joe became a frequent presence in the Cincinnati gypsy jazz quartet the Faux Frenchmen. Playing as a duo, their repertoire features a range of early jazz, including jazz touchstones like Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, and Thelonious Monk, as well as numerous original compositions.
Joe Lukazik is Assistant Dog whisperer in training and itinerant Polish Jazz clarinetist who's in it for the money.
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