The Chronicle Reunion Of Musical Magicians-July 16th

The Chronicle, the original house band for the FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival from 1994 to 2000 is back together and everybody’s excited about it.

We’re looking forward to their reunion show on July 16th during the National Black Arts Festival in Centennial Park. They band is also appearing in exclusive screening of “FunkJazz Kafé: Diary Of A Decade” on July 13th during the NBAF at the Rialto Theater  leading to their performance in the park.

At FunkJazz Kafé alone they’ve performed with several soul, jazz, R&B and hip hop pioneers. As the house band, the Chronicle musically supported the likes of  Erykah Badu, Cee Lo Green, Goodie Mob, Akon, Meshell Ndegeocello, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie,  Arrested Development, Caron Wheeler, Toshi Kubota, Bone Crusher,  Joi, Dionne Farris, India Arie, Corey Glover, George Howard, Too Short, Donnie, N’Dambi and Common to name a few.

Along with that, no other band jelled together and created such diverse musical territories as The Chronicle. Their amazing senses of fusion and improvisation were unparalleled.

They were able to engage and stimulate a crowd with a fusion of progressive jazz-funk and hip hop that left audiences hooked by the end of the first song. It was like a musicians master class. They were the primary band providing the soundscape for the live music movement in the 1990’s.

Much respect to (from L to R below) Billy Odum (Guitar), Phil Davis (Keyboards), Avery Johnson (Bass), Lil’ John Roberts (Drums), L Roc (Keyboards) and DJ Kemit (Turntables).

It’s going to be great to experience their musical magic again.

The Chronicle Reunion

July 16, 2001

At Centennial Park during the National Black Arts Festival

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The Chronicle photos by Shannon McCollum

You will also see The Chronicle in the movie “FunkJazz Kafé®: DIARY OF A DECADE”

July 13th at the Rialto

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One Response to “The Chronicle Reunion Of Musical Magicians-July 16th”

  • I have missed the live performances due to me not living in Atlanta at the time. But I have been aware of the movement the entire time. Watching the movie last nite was awesome. I felt like I was there and dang I missed that all at the same time. Bring back the movement show the world what they are missing. Thank You for all that you have done. And Jason Orr great job and it was truly a pleasure to meet you last night.

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