George Brooks is a prolific and diverse saxophonist and composer, acclaimed for successfully bridging the worlds of jazz and Indian classical music. He is the founder of several important Indian fusion groups.  George’s deep understanding of raga has lead to collaborations with many of India’s most respected artists. He has performed at major festivals throughout India and appears on numerous Indian recordings and the soundtracks of Indian films.  “Bristling with east meets west polytonality and rhythmic intrigue and tinged with a Trane-like spirituality… Blowing gorgeous tones and fluidly unraveling complex ideas…(Brooks) succeeds to a startling and almost rapturous degree.” San Francisco Bay Guardian

A fascinating set…Exotically lyrical…gracefully bridges seemingly antithetical disciplines.” Billboard Magazine Critics Choice
Able to play in the tradition of Coltrane and Dexter Gordon one moment and with Terry Riley or Kronos Quartet the next Brooks is fast becoming a leading voice in the realm where jazz and north Indian improvisation meet.” San Francisco Bay
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