International Saxophonist/Vocalist Brooks Giles III has taken his high energy musical mixture of Jazz and Blues to Beijing, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar and Santiago, Chile where he recorded his latest CD, “Romance de Los Andes” with “The Pancho Aranda Trio”.
His first CD, “Somewhere On Earth, The Bangkok Sessions”, was released in 2002.That same year Brooks and his ensemble were featured on the first ever “Hennessy X.O. Smooth & Mellow Jazz Tour”. After rave reviews, the ensemble was invited to perform again in 2003.
Brooks has performed with Donald Byrd, The Drifters, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Charli Persip, Eldee Young, Ron Affif and Peter Duchin.
After obtaining his M.F.A. from Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music in Queens, New York, Brooks toured Europe with the Broadway musical “Bubbling Brown Sugar”.
In 1999 Brooks made his acting debut in the Woody Allen film “Sweet & Lowdown”.
In 2005 he performed on the soundtrack and appeared in the DVD of the original stage play “It’s A Hard Bop Life” by Gregory Charles Royal.
Brooks continues to perform in large and small ensembles throughout The United States of America and The World.