One of the hottest drummers on the jazz scene is Cecil Brooks III. The recent winner of Downbeat Magazine?s Critic?s Poll for ?Producer Deserving Wider Recognition? this recording artist is in great demand. As a drummer, bandleader, producer and composer, Brooks has recorded and performed with many of the great jazz legends including: Stanley Turrentine, John Hicks, Billy Eckstine, Jimmy Smith, Geri Allen, Terumusa Hino, David Murray, Oliver Lake, Etta Jones, Jack McDuff, Houston Person, Richard ?Groove? Holmes, Nat Adderley, Don Braden, Jimmy Ponder and many others.
This award winning musician has won acclaim as a producer of many recording which had charted top ten on the Gavin National Radio air play charts. He is appearing at Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant with The Bluejay Allstar Bar-b-que Band which features Bluejay Recording Artists, Nat Simkins, tenor sax, Eric Johnson, guitar and Radam Schwartz, organ on Friday, august 31st and Saturday, September 1st with shows at 8:30PM, 10:00PM and 11:30PM