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Sylvia Brooks
Attended American Conservatory Theater
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Come and join Sylvia & The Jimmy McConnell Super Big Band tonight at the legendary Cork @ La Tijera. Show starts at 5PM....Sylvia sings at 7.The legendary Cork established in 1947, was home to new and burgeoning jazz and blues musicians arriving in the LA area, who found a home at The Cork, and brought their talents to the masses. Greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Waters and Cab Calloway graced the stage at the Cork, wowing crowds and putting th...
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I actually thought that this video would be more magical and dark. Disappointing, although I like what Katy Perry is about.
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Please come & join me for my birthday on May 18th @ a fabulous new club in Venice called RG Club Venice....you will feel like you are back in a fabulous hipster club of the 50's & 60's in Greenwich Village, New York. I am sharing the stage with a great fusion band... with members from Weather Report. Be there or be square! Click the link to find out all you need to know www.rgclubvenice.com
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Sylvia Brooks will perform two shows on Saturday, March 9th at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills. Don't miss this exciting new artist at this exciting new venue.
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Sorry Michael. Didn't know it was you. That's OK. Just please post something that links to me....:))
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Come and join me at H.O.M.E. on Saturday, May 4th for an evening of great music. Two shows 7:30 & 9:30 PM....
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Come and see Sylvia Brooks perform with her 6 piece band at Los Angeles' premier supper club,  H.O.M.E. Two shows only, 7:30 P.M.& 9:30 P.M. $5.00 cover & 2 drink or food equivalent minimum.
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Los Angeles, California
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Miami Beach, Florida - New York City, New York
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562 420-9243, 310 968-9070
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4182 N. Viking Way, Suite 216, Long Beach, CA 90808 562 420-9243
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Sylvia Brooks is a jazz pop recording artist.
Introduction

Sylvia Brooks Explores the Noir Side of Jazz in

New CD Release Restless

 

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA  Acclaimed jazz vocalist Sylvia Brooks returns with her second genre-busting release Restless, exploring the hungers that haunt us, the passions that drive us and the compulsions that send us careening deliciously close to the edge of the abyss.

 

Initial discussions with arranger and producer Kim Richmond brought forth several ideas.  “I wanted to take a set of songs—this set of songs—and give them more of an urban, street-like feel.”  Recalling an incident several years ago that saw her confined to a hospital in New York City, she speaks of the totality of the experience in musical terms.  Of the jangly, dissonant pulse of the city, the ambulances whizzing by at 3:00am, the clickity-clack of stilettos on the sidewalks below, the heaving sighs of the concrete canyons as they purge and are purged of their human contents…

 

From the stirrings of “’Round Midnight,” the album’s concept began to come together.  “I wanted people to feel the complete surrender to that kind of barren loneliness, to use instrumentation to bring around that feel of the streets of the City, and bring out the steel of pain and emptiness built into these songs.”  And in exploring the ambiguities and contrasts, the staggering highs and desolate lows, the fragilities and desperate yearnings,  inherent in such songs as “Last Tango,” “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” and “You’re My Thrill,” she seeks to impart that tactility to her listeners.

 

Utilizing a wide range of instruments—violins, harmonica, accordion, French horns, percussion, guitars and more—and Sylvia’s fascination with the secrets that lie beneath, the collection began to coalesce into a new and unique mash-up blending art, film and pure musicianship she calls “Jazz Noir.”

 

As Richmond began to write, and the two started the process of putting the music and instrumentation together, one by one, each of the 11 tracks on Restless came to represent a complete experience, a self-contained vignette

with a richly satisfying emotional core, tales of decadence and decay, seduction and manipulation, release and ruin and the beautiful victims such devastation leaves in its wake.

The album’s release will coincide with a complete redesign and relaunch of Sylvia’s website, www.sylviabrooks.net, with greatly expanded content, both audio and video. So pour yourself into a gimlet state-of-mind, where the brighter the sunshine, the darker the night, and a raven-haired seductress sinks her hooks in you and the pain is so exquisite, you dare not tear yourself away.  Then see just how far a song can take you…

A complete track listing is as follows:

 

1.   ‘Round Midnight

2.   Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

3.   You Go To My Head

4.   Trouble

5.   Last Tango

6.   Be Cool

7.   Blue Alert

8.   Blues In The Night

9.   You’re My Thrill

10.  Stormy Weather

11.  I’m A Fool To Want You

 



Education
  • American Conservatory Theater
    Acting, Voice and Dance, 2012
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May 18