Jazz guitarist Calvin Brooks brings smooth grooves to Concert in the Park Series opener

ST. GEORGE — The City of St. George Concert in the Park Series starts off its 2016 season Monday evening with the smooth jazz guitar and vocals of Calvin Brooks.

Calvin Brooks was born in Detroit to parents William and Rose Brooks, who saw in their son his innate musical talents and encouraged his growth as a musician. According to his website, their support allowed him to attend the Grinnell School of Music in Detroit. Influenced by the many varieties of music flourishing in his hometown — Rhythm and blues, jazz, blues and gospel — Brooks devoted his time to honing his guitar skills and by the age of 14 was a paid musician and had developed a reputation as an outstanding guitarist.

His love of music and his skill on the guitar landed him a “gig” with Motown act Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. He toured the nation and the world for 17 years, playing with some of the biggest names in music.

Brooks now lives and performs in Las Vegas.

For a sneak listen to the smooth grooves of Calvin Brooks, visit his website here.

About St. George Concert in the Park Series

The Concert in the Park Series is a celebration of wonderful music, open parks and family celebration. The series runs April through September at Vernon Worthen Park, on the second Monday of each month. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Park seating is available. Families are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and food. The concert series is free to the public. For more information telephone 435-627-4525.

The series is sponsored by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums with funding from the state of Utah, the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of St. George.

The City of St. George Concert in the Park Series kicks off the 2016 season with jazz guitarist Calvin Brooks | Image courtesy of City of St. George, St. George News
The City of St. George Concert in the Park Series kicks off the 2016 season with jazz guitarist Calvin Brooks | Image courtesy of City of St. George, St. George News

Event Details

  • What: City of St. George Concert in the Park Series featuring Calvin Brooks
  • When: Monday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Vernon Worthen Park, 300 S 400 East, St. George, Utah
  • Admission is free and open to the public

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