Chris Brooks

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Chris Brooks


Chris Brooks (b. 18 July 1957) is an American composer, percussionist and arranger.

A 1974 graduate of McGavock High School in Nashville, Brooks began playing drums professionally at age 16. From his jingle work in the recording studio to his live performances with artists such as Toni Tennille, the Smothers Brothers and Lucie Arnaz, these musical experiences influenced Brooks as he began composing percussion ensembles. Brooks, along with partner Crockarell, writes about two-thirds of Row-Loff's percussion catalog. He has written over six dozen original ensembles, including Millennium, performed at Carnegie Hall in March 2013 by the Monterey High School Percussion Ensemble from Lubbock, Texas, co-written several dozen more, and arranged over 30 pieces for percussion. Brooks and Crockarell also wrote and released The Snare Drummer's Toolbox (The Absolute Method for Snare Drum) in 2010.

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