“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)
"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)
As one of the greatest writers and exponents of Bossa Nova outside of Brazil, Adam Dunning’s music is an authentic infusion of melodic sun and surf sounds, and classically written lyrics appealing to humanity's conscience.
Oceanic, sensual, environmental, from one of the most unique composers on the world stage today.
the voice of summer
Adam Dunning has composed, recorded, and played his original songs to all corners of the world, from Rio de Janeiro, Melbourne, Paris, LA, Istanbul, and Amsterdam, touching the cycle of nature.
Adam is releasing his third album "The Return". Again an original delivery of passion, with the introduction of his created rhythm, Surf Jazz, and with contributions from legendary Bossa composer Joao Donato and his brother, lyricist Lysias Enio, Adam's original collaborator, songwriter Ronaldo Cotrim, and Australian songwriter Karen Nicholls.
The album was recorded in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, with the production talents of producer Alex Moreira (Bossacucanova), string arrangements by maestro Flavio Mendes, the support of legends Carlos Lyra, Cris Delanno, and Paula Morelembaum, with a special featured performance by legendary Brazilian trumpeter and flugelist, the late Paulinho Trompete. The album also includes Adam's single, "Holiday" (#3 on Australia's Great Southern Charts), a collaboration with Australian-based folk songstress Tash Parker resulting in an organic melody of innocence and nature.
The Return also includes his classic "Ordinary", a partnership with Istanbul's singer, ChanCé portraying a raw, natural, instinctive freedom that was recorded in Istanbul, Turkey.
The new album is being released in Japan on P-Vine Records, and then across the rest of the world digitally and in vinyl.
Writing songs and recording them is not the only thing keeping Adam busy. He has been broadcasting his show The Sun Lounge worldwide, which has been running on BBC Radio, along with his new TV and film production company Sunset Club Productions, and developing the world music publishing company New Bohemian.
With tours in the planning for Japan, Europe, and the US from 2021, along with a new 4th album already in the works, there will be more of Adam's summer sounds close to you, wherever you are.
Adam's radio and TV interviews extend right across the world, featuring on BBC Radio's World of Music (UK), Martini In The Morning Radio (LA), JOY FM and JOY Jazz (Istanbul), SBS Radio (Australia), Karnaval Television (Istanbul), RTVE Siglo 21 Radio 3 (Spain), KCRW (LA), Bossa Nova Breakfast (US), ABC Radio National - "Inside Sleeve" (Australia-wide), ABC Perth Drive-time, KX FM (Netherlands), FM Cocolo (Japan), Smooth Jazz Global Radio (US), Var television (Turkey nationwide), FM 808 (Japan), Radio Adelaide (Aust), Byron Bay FM (Aust), KLCBS The Jazz Wave (Indonesia), 5MBS (Australia), PBS FM "Switched On" (Aust), Jazz Radio Network (Seattle), RRR FM "The Village" / "Banana Lounge Broadcasting" / "Radio Marinara" (Aust), Shonan Beach FM (Japan), JOY FM (Aust), North Shore FM (Aust), Eastside Radio (Aust), Coast FM (Aust), and other stations worldwide. Featured article in Japan's widely circulated "Music Magazine", alongside Ben Folds Five and Pet Shop Boys. Other press stories in Jornal do Orla (Brazil), Vatan (Turkey), Music Magazine (Japan), Hurriyet, Haberturk (Turkey), Anadolu Agency (Turkey), The Age, and Herald Sun (Australia).