Jeffrey Brooks, clarinetist, has performed all across America including a concert in Carnegie Hall, with John Rutter conducting, and a week as guest Principal Clarinetist with the Seattle Symphony. Presently based in Atlanta, GA Jeff is a working clarinetist and performs orchestral engagements regularly throughout the Southeast including organizations such as the Atlanta Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Savannah Philharmonic and many more. On approximately twenty occasions, Jeff has been heard as a concerto soloist and he has been revered as a recitalist on nearly forty different recital programs.
Jeff is a passionate teacher and hold positions as Artist Affiliate in Clarinet at Emory University, adjunct Clarinet Professor at Morehouse College, and the Clarinet Instructor at the Westminster Schools. He has additional teaching experience at Florida State University, Ohio University, Central Washington University, and Walla Walla University. In the spring of 2017, Jeff will complete his Doctorate in Music from Florida State University.
“Monsters of Clarinet” is Jeff’s newest project and he is taking the world by storm with this exciting new pops show for clarinet, jazz trio, and symphony orchestra. This program highlights the music of three “clarinet monsters”: Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and Jeff Brooks. All of these clarinetists are famous for their innovative use of the instrument and substantial contributions to the ever-expanding clarinet repertory, both in the jazz and western art genres. The world of clarinet music comes to life in this single concert.