Review and photographs by Brian Tromans
The Chronicles released their long-awaited, self-titled, debut studio album last Friday (December 14) at the Bayou Café in Albany. Combining jazz, hip-hop, funk, soul and gospel, the Chronicles have been a staple on the Capital Region since their founding in 2009 by upstate horn heavyweights Bryan Brundige and Jeff Nania.
They have appeared at many regional music festivals including the Riverfront Jazz Festival, Albany Tulip Festival, Bella Terra, African American Heritage Day, the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and the BeatShot Music Festival.
The Chronicles were recognized as Best Hip-Hop Band in Metroland’s 2011 Best of the Capital Region issue and won the honor of Best Jazz Band in 2012.
Tyrone Hartzog – Keyboards, Vocals
Bryan Brundige – Trombone
Justin Henricks – Guitar
Daniel Lawson – Bass
Jeff Nania – Saxophone
Andrae Surgick – Drums
THE CHRONICLES SET LIST
Groove For NOLA*
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
No War for Oil
*Songs featured on the Chronicles’ debut CD.