Charles Brooks, DMA is a professional jazz vibraphonist, percussionist, hand drummer, pianist, clinician, composer, and educator in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He is also Louisiana's only actively performing four-mallet vibraphonist. In addition to playing Baton Rouge and surrounding communities, Brooks is also a professor at Baton Rouge Community College where he has built a solid industry-level recording studio from the ground up, serving as Head of Audio Engineering within the Entertainment Technologies division of the Liberal Arts college. He is a 2015, a 2017, and a 2018 Grammy-nominated educator. In 2017, he was recognized by international audio component giant K&K Sound by receiving the honor of being named a 2017 K&K Sound Company Artist of the Month. In Summer 2019, his vibraphone dissertation was selected by the international Percussive Arts Society for inclusion in their research archives; his dissertation is one of only four included in those archives. In addition to teaching, composing, performing, and recording, Brooks has just finished writing two educational instruction manuals for the drum set and the vibraphone is working to secure publishing. He released his first full-length solo percussion album, Empty Hand, in January 2018. His second full-length solo album, Inward Reflection: Music for Meditation & Relaxation, was released in Summer 2019, and his third solo full-length album is a jazz album slated for release in Fall 2019.
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