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ABOUT WENDELL BROOKS
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A great part of Wendell’s personal philosophy is  his belief in demonstrating God’s love, to the best of his ability, to people of all cultures. His love for people is evident to all he meets and all who come to his performances. His performances draw crowds who feel his heart through his music. Wendell says, ”I’m very passionate in my beliefs, but I don’t believe in pushing my beliefs on others. I just perceive that the best sermons are the ones people see, not just what people say, so I do my best to be one of God’s love letters to others through my actions.” Whether he’s performing as support personnel for famous artists, or as a solo artist with his own group, Wendell Brooks is a musical force to be experienced by all.
 
 
 
Wendell Brooks is an accomplished actor/singer/multi-instrumentalist who hails from Houston, Texas. He has been with numerous artists, including Mick Jagger, Jonathan Butler, Will Downing, Melba Moore, and Simon Phillips, of The WHO and TOTO. As an actor, he appeared on Broadway in New York’s Negro Ensemble Company’s staging of Pearl Cleage’s PUPPETPLAY, in a scene opposite Phyllicia Rashad (then Phyllicia Ayers-Allen) for which he received great reviews from NY theatre critic Clive Barnes. Wendell also portrayed a compassionate vagrant in the motion picture JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS.  
 
Wendell’s musical credits are equally prodigious. His saxophone playing can be heard in a scene from Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING along with late acclaimed jazz artist and trumpeter Mark Ledford on the superstar reggae band Steel Pulse’s Can’t Stand The Heat. As a saxophonist, singer, keyboard player, he has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan with Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, D’atra Hicks, Toshi Kubota, and Simon Phillips. Just a few of the recordings that Wendell can be heard on are SYMBIOSIS, ANOTHER LIFETIME, OUT OF THE BLUE (all with Simon Phillips), I’M IN LOVE (with Melba Moore), WILL DOWNING, COME TOGETHER AS ONE (with Will Downing), and many others too numerous to mention here. Wendell writes, arranges, composes, and performs music of all styles. Wendell’s instrumental skills include voice, all saxophones, flute, clarinet, piano, keyboards, and acoustic guitar. Wendell’s never played it publicly(his Ovation acoustic guitar), but plans to sometime after the release of his new CD A WORK IN PROGRESS, in September 2007.