brunswick

BRUNSWICK IS A 13-PIECE MODERN ENSEMBLE BASED OUT OF RICHMOND, VIRGINIA

(Ashley Travis Photography)

(Ashley Travis Photography)

Brunswick has been performing in Richmond, VA since being founded by Trombonist John Hulley in 2012.  It utilizes a jazz big band instrumentation with original compositions and unconventional covers to create a fresh take on the big band sound while honoring the jazz traditions.

"[Brunswick] doesn't try to dazzle the listener with music theory — they play to engage the listener, coloring and shaping Hulley’s compositions with a song-first mentality. By taking this approach, his melodies, and not the individual player’s abilities, live in your head long after the band’s stopped playing."

-Chris Bopst
 

(Lauren Serpa Photography)

(Lauren Serpa Photography)

“The stunning debut from jazz outfit Brunswick gracefully explores the conceits found in the popular big band sound before throwing them for a loop. With someone like John Hulley at the helm, it's unsurprising that no genre is left unturned and each sonic exploration feels eclectic and otherworldly. It's the musical company that Hulley keeps that makes "Five Years" one of the strongest debuts of the year”

- Shannon Cleary (Style Weekly)

(Lauren Serpa Photography)

(Lauren Serpa Photography)