From a historic musical family, Detroit Brooks is one of the most in-demand guitarists on the New Orleans scene. A virtual chameleon of musical styles allows him to go from traditional jazz banjo with Dr. Michael White’s Liberty Jazz Band to improvisational jazz with Dr. Lonnie Smith to rhythm and funk with the Charmaine Neville Band. Often admired by banjoists and guitarists world-wide, Brooks’ laid-back demeanor masks one of the most heralded and sought-after performer, songwriter, and session men of our time. Brooks has studied intensely under the direction of Roy Montell and Gary Haulette, as well as ongoing training and studies in Improvisation and Theory with Hank Mackie to further hone his sound. His performance wrap sheet includes gospel greats like Clarence Fountain & the Five Blind Boys and Dorothy Norwood.