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.
Willing to teach
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.