Hailed as the “leading American voice in Indian jazz fusion,” saxophonist/composer George Brooks has performed with such notable musicians as Terry Riley, John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Larry Coryell, Etta James, and Anthony Braxton. Brooks is a recipient of the American Composer’s Forum “Global Harmony” Prize and has received grants and commissions from SFMOMA, New Music USA, USArtists International, MetLife Creative Connections, and San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. He has performed in major concert halls throughout Asia, Europe, and North America and his music has been performed by poet Michael McClure, Yo-Yo Ma, the Mark Morris Dance Company, and the Liverpool Philharmonic. His solo harp composition “The Alchemy of Happiness” premiered at the 2013 Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht.
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