Robert Brooks

Dr. Robert D Brooks

Dr. Robert D. Brooks, assistant professor of music and jazz director, is a jazz saxophonist and music educator from Michigan. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign under the direction of Chip McNeill and David Harris and a Bachelor of Music from Central Michigan University under the direction of John Nichol and Rob Smith. He has served as an interim director of jazz studies at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and as professor of saxophone and clarinet at the University of Illinois-Springfield. Dr. Brooks’ most recent releases, “Accidental Nomad” and “New Standard Duo” on Ropeadope Records, have been received with critical acclaim, and he has toured with Reginald Chapman’s “Pressure Fit,” Sun Stereo and The Lake Effect.


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