BATON ROUGE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Louisiana’s favorite four-mallet jazz vibraphonist Dr. Charles Brooks will be performing TWO live remote shows this Friday, June 12, 2020. Both shows will stream live on Facebook and Instagram and will be immediately accessible via his website as soon as streaming ends. In an atmosphere full of southern ambiance, Brooks offers more than just music to listeners; he brings physical visual entertainment as well by showcasing those wildly innovative, multi-mallet improvisational vibraphone techniques for which he is known.
Starting at 2 p.m., Brooks will perform a live 45-minute set featuring the jazz vibraphone, the drum set, and various other percussive instruments for RepCap Media’s Remote Talent series. The concert will stream live on RepCap Media’s Facebook page @RepCapitalMedia, as well as on Brooks’s artist Facebook page @thecharlesbrooksmusic and his Instagram @cbreezington. That evening at 8 p.m., Brooks will perform again for his 11th installment of his own free live-streaming concert series, Friday Night Vibes. Set lists include Charles Brooks originals, popular jazz classics and standards, and vibraphonic interpretations of your favorite classic rock, blues, and funk tunes. Previous shows have included Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Chains, Bob Marley, Bill Withers, and Prince, to name a few.
For the past 10 weeks, Brooks has performed a live vibraphone show for the public that streams directly to his artist Facebook and Instagram pages. All of those shows are available for playback through his website at www.TheCharlesBrooks.com/friday-night-vibes.
“I’m a musician because I genuinely love music. I love playing music, and I care about how it reaches and affects people. When this quarantine happened and so many lost their jobs, I knew people needed a release. My hope is that by providing a live show centered around relieving stress with the sonorous textures of the vibraphone, and by working with tunes everyone knows, that we can all still connect together even if we can’t be together,” said Brooks. “I started this series April 3rd and have no plans to discontinue it, even when the quarantine is lifted and life settles into some sort of normalcy again. Then at that point, I’d love to continue the series from local public and music venues.”