Stylistically combining jazz, hip hop, funk, soul, and gospel, The Chronicles brings a unique sound that you can’t quite rope in to one single genre. Founded by upstate horn heavyweights, Bryan Brundige and Jeff Nania in October of 2009, The Chronicles have included and continue to feature the most talented up and coming musicians the capital region has to offer. The Chronicles have been working hard to spread their music throughout the northeast with appearances at regional theaters like the New Hampshire Jazz Center, and Proctor's GE Theater. They have also appeared at major music festivals like The Big Up, Bella Terra, African American Heritage Day, The Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, and The BeatShot Music Festival. They are currently featured as resident artists at Jillian's of Albany every first Sunday. Albany’s alternative newsweekly, Metroland recognized them in their 2011 “best of capital region” critic's poll as the best in live hip hop with “jazz chops out the yin yang, and new tunes at their fingertips every time they pick up their instruments.”
Bryan Brundige - Trombone
Jeff Nania - flute, Alto and Tenor Saxophone
Daniel Lawson - Bass
Andrae Surgick - Drums
Tyrone Hartzog - keyboards
Justin Henricks - Guitar
BROOKLYN HIP HOP FESTIVAL WITH J-LIVE (July 2011):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJIJwGqyE6k (feat. Oddisee)
Best of the Capital Region 2011
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“With gigs backing J-Live at the Beat Shot Music Festival and the upcoming Bella Terra and Brooklyn ...“With gigs backing J-Live at the Beat Shot Music Festival and the upcoming Bella Terra and Brooklyn Hip Hop Festivals, the Chronicles are making a reputation for themselves as the baddest live hip-hop act around. With jazz chops out the yin-yang and new tunes at their fingertips every time they pick up their instruments, the Chronicles are always fresh like a Yankees fitted.”
Covers/Arrangements ranging from J Dilla, Jay-z, Michael Jackson and Outkast to Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, and Roy Hargrove.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.