Charles Brooks, DMA is a professional jazz vibraphonist, percussionist, hand drummer, pianist, clinician, composer, and educator in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He is also Louisiana's only four-mallet vibraphonist. In addition to actively performing in the Baton Rouge and surrounding communities, Brooks is also a professor at Baton Rouge Community College where he has built a solid industry-level recording studio from the ground up, serving as Head of Audio Engineering within the Entertainment Technologies division of the Liberal Arts college. He is a 2015, a 2017, and a 2018 Grammy-nominated educator. In 2017, he was recognized by international audio component giant K&K Sound by receiving the honor of being named a 2017 K&K Sound Company Artist of the Month. In addition to teaching, composing, performing, and recording, Brooks has just finished writing two educational instruction manuals for the drum set and the vibraphone is working to secure publishing. He is also recording three solo albums and prepping to record The Charles Brooks Collective's debut album, to be released in 2018.

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