From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)
Cunningham, James R.
(born: 1853 - died: 1943)
James R. Cunningham was a cornetist and band leader. He toured England in the 1890s and performed for Queen Victoria. He had one of the first African American brass bands. He was the son of James C. Cunningham. For more see The Encyclopedia of Louisville, ed. by J. E. Kleber.