Earl Brooks Jr.

Earl Brooks Jr.

Earl Brooks Jr., a polymath of musical talents, commands both the Steelpan and the drums with unparalleled virtuosity. His journey as an internationally acclaimed musician began at the tender age of three when he was introduced to the captivating world of Steelpan. From that moment, his musical odyssey embarked on a trajectory of unparalleled excellence.

At the age of five, Earl performed at his first major event, gracing the opening ceremony of the "Brian Lara" Promenade in downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad West Indies. His prodigious talent quickly garnered attention, and by his eighth year, he was featured on his father's CD, "Twin Towers: Agra Jazz." These early experiences laid the foundation for his future as a distinguished musical artist and a master Pannist, as well as a prolific drummer.

Throughout his career, Earl has served as a cultural ambassador, sharing the stage with renowned musicians and mentors, including his father, the accomplished Earl Brooks Senior, Dr. Len 'Boogsie' Sharpe, Etienne Charles, Arturo Tappin, Mungal Patasar, Cheryl Pepsii Riley, Frankie Macintosh, and Ray Angry, among others.

In 2003, Earl became a pivotal member of the "Exodus Steel Orchestra," embarking on international tours that took him to Japan for a six-week tour in 2005 and a three-week European tour in 2006. He also played a significant role in promoting the Percussive Harmonic Instrument (PHI) developed at the Steel Pan Development Centre, University of The West Indies.

Earl's talents have taken him to diverse stages worldwide, from Senegal, West Africa, to the legendary Hope Road for Bob Marley's 75th birthday celebration. Most recently, he enthralled audiences in Dubai for six months during Expo 2020.

In addition to his stage performances, Earl has achieved notable musical accomplishments. He toured France in 2008 and 2009 and arranged the piece "River Lime," which secured second place for St. Augustine Senior Secondary Comprehensive School in the School Panorama competition.

Earl's composition skills shone through when he arranged for the "Exodus Youth Steel Orchestra," presenting a magnificent rendition of Ricardo Dru's "Vagabond" in 2016. He has also been featured on various projects and albums, including "STEEL LOVE" produced by Yoichi Watanabe and Pelham Goddard's "Agra Jazz."

Earl's passion for music led him to enroll at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, in the summer of 2010. He continued to make waves in the music industry, headlining events alongside artists like Arturo Tappin and performing at renowned venues such as Blue Note Jazz, Nublu Classic, Brooklyn Bowl, and Groove NYC.

Earl's dedication to education and nurturing young talents led him to become an instructor at the "Brooklyn Center for The Arts" in Brooklyn, NY, in January 2018, where he developed his own curriculum.

In February 2020, he established the "Brooks Arts Academy" to educate and create opportunities for budding musicians in the industry. Currently, Earl is working on publishing his first album.

With a vision of becoming a world-renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist, and educator in the music business, Earl aspires to earn his doctoral degree and make a lasting impact on the music world. His multifaceted talent transcends genres, leaving audiences worldwide awestruck and inspired. Earl Brooks Jr. is the embodiment of musical excellence and dedication.

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