Adam at Bond St

Adam serenaded the crowd recently at Bond Street, a beautiful venue in the south east corner of Australia, with the John Gibson trio. Here he is playing the Brazilian Bossa Nova classic "Amazonas" that he wrote to English with the original lyricist Lysias Enio.

Songs from the sun and moon November 24

It was an amazing night at the entertainment centre in Sale, Victoria when Adam and his 'boys of summer' played Bossa and Surf Jazz to a group of music die-hards. Thanks for the memories. With the best band - Rory Clark (piano), Scott Hay (drums), Jorge Alberquerque (bass), and Eric Budd (flute and horns). 

New album for recording 2018

New songs recorded In July '17, with Australian composer

Throughout 2017, Adam has been working with great Australian composer Karen Nicholls to bring to life an amazing classical piece of music, written by Karen in 2017. The song will appear on Adam's new album to be recorded shortly. Produced by Jack Setton in Melbourne, the song "The World I Want For You" is haunting, introspective, and reminiscent. While a departure from Adam's usual vibe, the song is bound to move you and in his words "to make each one of us think about the real value of unconditional giving to another". 

Adam's radio show launches around the world

Sunset Club Productions have launched Adam's new weekly radio show worldwide, with production help from Mark Sandler at BBC Wales,

Welcome to The Sun Lounge.  For the best of music from the brighter side of life. Bossa Nova, Surf Jazz, Nu Jazz, and folk from Adam's choice of amazing artists all around the world.  Adam will take you to exotic destinations, tell you where to find more of this amazing sun-drenched music, as well as all upcoming festivals in far away places. 

Subscribe for free and be updated with new episodes automatically through Apple iTunes right here.  The show will be available weekly as a downloadable podcast on iTunes,  Stitcher, iHeart Radio, and TuneIn as well as syndicated for local audiences on radio stations all around the world.  So, you can listen to it anywhere, or even while you're getting there.  

The Sun Lounge. Taking you to somewhere else.  

Adam's "back to bohemia" campaign

After a bit of time off writing to deal with more pressing issues in Adam's family, Adam is back in action. The creativity is pouring out. The inspiration is sweet, and the ideas are coming from everywhere for his new albums 3 and 4.  But it is more than this.  

In Adam's plight to bring all artists' creative spirit to the fore, he has started his campaign "Back To Bohemia" - a time to get back to real music, to raise awareness that artists can be who they want to be, and to express themselves in a way they feel is truly an extension of themselves.  In a world of high tech, digitalised music, where true A-grade melodies are now somewhat in the shadows, now is the time for artists to feel that they can be themselves, and that the music world is moving..... back to bohemia. 

Adam Dunning's Summertime Quintet at the Inverloch Jazz Festival 2017

new compilation "Tokyo Moon" hits shelves across Japan, with Adam's "Leblon"

From the sublime vault of Japan's great P-Vine Records, Adam Dunning's infamous "Leblon" makes it to yet another compilation across Japan, with availability worldwide.  The title more than gives this one away – and the album's a great exploration of that growing global underground who've turned back towards the 70s, to re-embrace and re-invent the smooth contemporary sound of the decade! You might know a few names on here from the Dusty Groove racks – like Ed Motta or Jarrod Lawson – and offers up a stunning selection of tracks that may well beat some of our LA studio gems from the big labels. The vocals are wonderfully soulful – more than you might even expect – and the production is sublime – not commercial, but a cool reworking of older crossover modes with a leaner 21st Century aesthetic!

Adam on yet another cool Japanese compilation

It's always great to be chosen for a compilation of various artists, but always special when the tracks are chosen by someone highly respected in their field.  This compilation was arranged by the famous Japanese DJ, Toshio Matsuura, and was collaborated with his radio program called "Tokyo Moon".  To check it out and purchase it from Tower Records, head here.

Karnaval TV (Turkish National TV) interview

glass bottom boat album - for the oceans

The album "Glass Bottom Boat" that brings the sounds of the "Solar" and Bossa to Jazz with 11 originals, collaborations with Bossacucanova's Cris Delanno & Alex Moreira, guest appearances from Barbara Mendes and Roberto Menescal, and the best Brazilian musicians. It's sunshine for your playlist.
Order the CD or download here, or iTunes downloads here.

sunset monkeys

Sunset Monkeys, Adam's first album which aced the critics from Japan and Sth Korea, to Turkey and Europe, is available here.  
View the album

holiday - voice of summer with folk

The song that gives you that summertime post-beach, lie-down mood, Adam collaborates with the wonderfully talented earthy artist Tash parker.  A collaboration which got the fans asking for more.
"Disarming sweetness, luxurious chord changes ... an elegantly dancing accordion solo, too, just to crown this exquisitely dizzy sort-of-waltz. 4 stars" - Rocksucker, UK.  

Available now through iTunes

gallipoli - Australian and Turkish voices join together. Download here.

“Gallipoli”, a new Australian-Turkish collaboration from Melbourne’s “voice of summer”, Adam Dunning and Istanbul-based artist, ChanCé.  

Dunning and ChanCé (Sansin Tuzun) recorded the Gallipoli single in Istanbul to mark the 2015 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing in 1915. It's the first time the nations have come together in music to commemorate the Gallipoli landing.  “We wanted to write a commemorative work that pays homage to our soldiers who fought at Gallipoli, but also to the coming together of our three cultures in peace for the ANZAC centenary”.  

Download HERE or download on Bandcamp or iTunes.

Join Adam Dunning with the Roger Clark Quartet as they heat up the stage this summer with Dunning's unmistakable surf jazz, Bossa originals, and summer standards. Featuring pianist Rory Clark, San Francisco’s Paige Smith on bass, and Brian Abrahams on drums.

“The unrivalled voice of summer. His songs vibrate with an earthy delight in love and life” (BBC RADIO, UK) 
“Summery, sexy, romantic” (ABC RADIO, AUSTRALIA)
"Bossa with the voice of jazz...The soul of our culture" (JORNAL DA ORLA, BRAZIL)
"A mid-summer sea breeze" (MUSIC MAGAZINE, JAPAN)
"Bravo to Adam Dunning" (RRR FM, AUSTRALIA)
"Songs that ripple and flow like sunshine on the ocean - balmy and smooth, but often expressing his deep social conscience
and his loving exploration of his environment." (KAREN NICHOLLS, AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER)

jungle flower - free mp3 when you sign up

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the voice of summer

One of the greatest exponents of Solar, Surf Jazz, and Bossa Nova Adam Dunning’s music is his trademark old-school jazz and bossa mixed in with an authentic infusion of melodic sun and surf sounds, with classicly-written lyrics appealing to humanity's conscience. 

Oceanic, sensual, environmental, from one of the most unique composers on the world stage today.
Read more about Adam's journey here.


adam has his neo blue eyed soul in Japan

New Compilation launches in Japan with Adam's "Leblon".

happy new 2017

Happy New Year to all my friends and fans around the world.  Let's make it an amazing one. And I hope you keep getting on and getting going, while never really ever knowing. The world keeps on turning, so here we go !

© Sunset Club Music Adam Dunning - "Happy New Year" [Official].  

From the album "Glass Bottom Boat", available on iTunes here or right here on Adam's site
Buy the standalone single on iTunes here or on Adam's site.

barbara mendes and adam on Livingroom Music Library Compilation

 "Never Really Know", Adam's flirty playful duet with Brazil's Barbara Mendes is the first track on P-Vine Music's new compilation "LivingRoom Music Library" across Japan.
And get this ! Cris Delanno who often appears with Adam in many recordings follows as the second track, with her and Alex Moreira's composition "Saudade". 
Click on the cover to get the album.

happy new year on Soup Stock Tokyo compilation

Just in time for the season, Happy New Year makes its way onto Soup Stock Tokyo's second compilation. Check out the album on Tower Records Online here.

Adam in performance at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Adam's thrilled to be invited to put on his show as part of this year's Melbourne International Jazz Festival.  Infamous for his hot late night seductive repertoire, the show will premiere on the 7th June this year.  The program will be out soon.   Watch this space, or see the full program of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival here.