CB Fans, the hiatus has ended! Friday Night Vibes has returned!
Louisiana’s favorite four-mallet jazz vibraphonist and percussionist Dr. Charles Brooks is back this Friday, January 29, 2021, with his live-streaming jazz vibraphone series. The concert will stream live at 8 p.m. CST to Brooks's artist pages and will feature the smooth, sonorous textures of the vibraphone to entertain and help relax you.
Friday Night Vibes is a weekly music series created by Dr. Brooks in April 2020 as a way to bring live music and stress relief to patrons during the COVID quarantine. Previous 2020 FNV shows can be found online at www.TheCharlesBrooks.com/friday-night-vibes.
Shows are free (but tips are appreciated!) and stream live to Facebook @TheCharlesBrooksMusic and Instagram @CBreezington, then will be immediately accessible via his website as soon as streaming ends. In an atmosphere of southern ambiance, Brooks offers more than just music to listeners; he also brings physical visual entertainment by showcasing those wildly innovative, multi-mallet improvisational vibraphone techniques for which he is known.
This Friday marks the 30th installment of Friday Night Vibes for Brooks. Set lists include Charles Brooks originals, popular jazz classics and standards, and vibraphonic interpretations of your favorite classic rock, blues, and funk tunes. Previous shows have included Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Chains, Bob Marley, Bill Withers, and Prince, to name a few.
“I’m a musician because I genuinely love music. I love playing music, and I care about how it reaches and affects people. When this quarantine happened and so many lost their jobs, I knew people needed a release. My hope is that by providing a live show centered around relieving stress with the sonorous textures of the vibraphone, and by working with tunes everyone knows, that we can all still connect together even if we can’t be together,” said Brooks. “I started this series April 3rd and have no plans to discontinue it, even when the quarantine is lifted and life settles into some sort of normalcy again. Then at that point, I’d love to continue the series from local public and music venues.”