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Kenny Brooks

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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: December 5, 1966    

Kenny Brooks' story began in Oakland, Ca., where he was inspired to play reed instruments from the age of 9. After graduating from El Cerrito H.S. in 1984 he went directly to the New England Conservatory at age 17. There he studied with master saxophonist George Garzone and other notable faculty including George Russell, Bob Moses and Ken Radnofsky. Brooks received his B.M. in '88 and returned to the Bay Area in '89.

His work in the early 90's included the Peck Allmond Group, the afro-pop group Kotoja and the start of his long-term association with legendary drummer Eddie Marshall.

1991 was the birth year of Brooks' groundbreaking hip/hop-jazz band Alphabet Soup. Co-founded with pianist Dred Scott, Alphabet Soup remains one of San Francisco's most popular bands. Alphabet Soup was the first hip/hop-jazz group at both the Monterey and San Francisco Jazz Festivals....
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Primary Instrument:
Saxophone

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach:
Beginners

Credentials/Background:
I am available for lessons to all levels of saxophone, jazz theory and improvising. I teach in Brooklyn, and also via email. Focusing on post-Coltrane style linear improvising and also "Grateful Dead" style improvising based on my decade of work with Bob Weir(Grateful Dead). Lesson plans are created for students with materials I will prepare and provide.

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