Phillip Brooks demonstrated a great deal of promise early in his career as a jazz pianist, keyboardist and producer. By the age of nine years old, this Detroit native had already began to write songs to his jazzy piano styling, and by his teens he was recording and performing live. These early performance captured the attention of many prominent musicians and producers like gospel recording artist and Stellar Award Winner Thomas Whitfield from Detroit MI, who took an interest in Phillip and his musical future.
Thomas began to introduce Phillip to many opportunities for showcasing his musical sound and style. To his musical fortune are recordings with gospel artist Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Rev. Paul Morton, Thomas Whitfield, The Soul Children, out of Chicago IL, and many others. Phillip also performed as a keyboardist with Commission and music director for Vanessa Bell Armstrong.
In 1994, Phillip’s musical resume began to expand outside the gospel genre as he was asked by Anita Baker’s producer Mike Powell to write music for recording artist Guess, which was released on Warner Brother’s record label. Phillip also toured with Mary J Blidge 411 tour and the R&B group Silk Produced by Keith Sweat. In 2003, Phillip was contracted as music director for jazz artist and former NBA star Wayman Tisdale.
After touring the country with Wayman for three years, Phillip immersed himself in a solo contemporary jazz career. With a touch of old school and a silky compositional chemistry, his new release Just Between Us
under the Mojoy Music Group is sure to be the musical elixir for the summertime blues. Carefree and
romantically spirited, the songs in Just Between Us meld together to form a joyful sound that celebrates the spirit and embraces the heart.