Hal Brooks
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Hal Brooks


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"Hal Brooks"

"It is bold! And when it was over I wished there was more... it is fresh and emotional and thoughtful."

- Jane Peck, Let's Play Stella! Records, Seattle, WA

- Praise for IMPROMPTUS


RELAX (2008) - Piano jazz trio/quartet with featured vocals.
RESPONSE ABILITY (2008) - Piano jazz trio/quartet improvising spontaneous music.
ONWARD! Swinging instrumental piano jazz trio.
IMPROMPTUS (2005) - A CD of improvised piano solos.



Hal Brooks is a world musician.

A composer and producer, Hal has been performing, studying, and teaching music for over twenty-five years, proficient in jazz, classical, African music, Latin music, rhythm and blues, rock ‘n roll, country & western, and folk music, both contemporary and traditional .

He is a fine singer and equally comfortable on piano or guitar. As a young musician he won awards and recognition playing jazz bass; he has also performed on drums, percussion, cello, tuba, sousaphone, and trumpet.

In May of 1995, Hal graduated Magna cum Laude from the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. He studied jazz with an internationally recognized faculty including Dave Peck, Randy Halberstadt, Julian Priester, Hadley Caliman, Jim Knapp and Dr. Peter Mack.

Upon graduating from Cornish, Hal worked as a pianist on cruise ships (believe that!) and freelanced throughout Europe. In 1998 he settled in Miami with his future wife, Tamara. They were married in 1999.

Currently Hal works teaching music at Hammocks Middle Community School, giving expert private instruction for piano and guitar, and he performs regularly in the Miami area.

Hal and Tammy live in Miami with lots of cats. When he has free time, Hal enjoys traveling, reading, video games and collecting bruises on the area's many mountain biking trails.