Born: June 2, 1969 Primary Instrument: Piano
[From The Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians, Editor: Lewis Porter]
Bronsdon studied piano from a young age, and then percussion and finally drum kit with Tom Tedrahn, who introduced him to jazz, in high school. Studied music at Northern Illinois University for two years before transferring to Columbia College, Chicago, where he studied composition with William Russo (in the last course taught by the composer) and Hans Wurman. Shortly after completing his BA, in 1993, he worked with cruiseline showbands for a few years before moving to Tucson, Arizona to join swing band the Kings of Pleasure during the peak of the Swing Renaissance, in the spring of 1998. Bronsdon left the group to form Kearney, Grams and Bronsdon (a/k/a the KGB Trio) with pianist Brenden Kearney and bassist Steve Grams. The group toured regionally, becoming popular in the underground swing scene, until the drummer moved to Los Angeles in June of 2002 to form a trio under his name, and complete his first solo album.
The drummer began composing in Los Angeles with filmmaker Randal Kleiser (Grease) and released two additional solo titles, All About The Burn (2004) and A Model Psychosis (2006) before retraining himself at the piano at the age of 37. His first solo piano album, Shed was relased in 2008, after which he performed as a piano bar entertainer aboard the Carnival Paradise. He relocated back to Tucson in 2011.
Tracks: Pickin' Fruit; Yummy Scrummy; Soul Food; Crazyface Jones; Kansas City Roll; Rainbow Sleeves; How to Hold a Lady Flamingo; I'm On Fire; Faust; Beauty and the Beast; Thank You, Pornstars.
Personnel: Kyle Bronsdon: Piano, voice.
A Model Psychosis
Tracks: Erwachen heiterer Gefühle bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande; Boy; A Vision; The Tradition; Dachau; Bicycle Day; The Animals; A Snake Under Every Stone; Velada; Kid Charlemagne; Love Will Last; Le Vigneron.
Personnel: Kyle Bronsdon: Voice, drums, piano, percussion, synthesizer, sequencing. Tateng Katindig: Piano. Adam "The Jelly" Levy: Bass. Jeff Miller: Guitars. Billy Kerr: Woodwinds & arrangements. Joe Adamik: Additional percussion.
All About The Burn
Tracks: All About the Burn; Church of the Spark; I Wanna See You All the Time; Deer in the Headlights; Tripping on Sorrow; You're Never Too Old to Play Games; Jungle Skeleton-Dance Drinking Music; Greatest Song Never Heard; Mandarin Blues for Diane; Mean Old Mom; What's Not to Like; Anybody but that Guy.
Personnel: Kyle Bronsdon: Voice, cocktail drum. Namoli Brennet: Piano. Steve Grams: Bass.
Tracks: The St. Louis Vipers Club; Baby, You're Swingin' Now; Go Around Back; Rag; The 'Possum; Satchmo Say; FMC Stomp; Holy Smoke!; The Little People; Pop It; Corky; I'm A Player (But I Ain't Playin' You); There Are No Words.
Personnel: Kyle Bronsdon: Drums, voice, digital piano. Brenden Kearney: Piano. Steve Grams: Bass. Cass Preston: Trumpet. George Zissner: Clarinet. John Proulx: Piano. Harvey Newmark: Bass. Carl Sonny Leyland: Piano. Billy Kerr: Tenor sax.
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