about THE CBC
The Charles Brooks Collective is Baton Rouge's explosive newest experimental jazz-fusion group known for their modern improvisatory techniques and their mind-blowing performance experiences. Influenced by musical greats like Herbie Hancock, the late Miles Davis, The Weather Report, Jimi Hendrix, and Pat Methany, the Collective's modern improvisatory techniques combine with traditional jazz harmonies as melodies fuse with modern rhythmic application influenced by world music, thereby taking audiences on quite the experiential journey with their eclectic celebration of music.
Each a classically trained musician, The Collective is lead by Dr. Charles Brooks on the vibraphone and the hand drums and includes Chris "the Katt" Lee on drum set, Miguel Hernandez on bass, and Dr. John Bishop on electric guitar.
The Collective's debut show took place in February 2017 at Dyson House Listening Room to a nearly sold-out crowd. The experience they provided was so well received that they were approached about doing two Pink Floyd WISH YOU WERE HERE tribute shows, the first of which sold out on July 8, 2017, at Dyson House Listening Room. Tickets are currently on sale for their second WYWH show, taking place on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Hartley-Vey Theaters in Downtown Baton Rouge. Secure your seats today by following this link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3118472.
In the meantime, be sure to like their FACEBOOK page @TheCharlesBrooksCollective, where we'll be updating event listings with dates and places you can catch The Collective.
The guys will also be working on getting their debut album ready to hit the public later next fall! The Charles Brooks Collective is currently available for bookings. Please contact Keeley Brooks with Sur Le Point Entertainment at SurLePointProductions@gmail.com or at TheCharlesBrooks@gmail.com.