Drummer / composer Brooke Sofferman has been performing throughout the East coast for the past twenty years, in a vast array of musical situations. Originally from Colchester, Vermont, Brooke moved to Boston to further his musical education at the New England Conservatory of Music.
At NEC, where he attained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Jazz Performance, his studies with jazz legends George Russell, Bob Moses, Danilo Perez, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Cecil McBee, John Abercrombie, Fred Buda (Boston Pops) and John McNeil were vital to his development as a drummer and composer. Brooke attended NEC on scholarship and led the NEC Honors Jazz Quintet, which featured performances at Boston’s finest concert halls.
Brooke is now on the faculty of NEC, where he teaches ensembles and private lessons, along with his extensive private teaching schedule.
Brooke continues to perform/record around New England, New York and the East coast with many of the top tier jazz musicians, such as Jerry Bergonzi, John Medeski, Chris Potter, George Garzone, Bruce Gertz, John Lockwood, Bevan Manson, Herb Pomeroy, and John Abercrombie to name a few. Besides performing live with his group and as a sideman, he has been on over a dozen recordings in the past year.
Along with his performing and recording credits, he is also endorsed by Sonor drums, Istanbul Agop Cymbals and Pro-Mark drumsticks and brushes.