May 23, 2021
Today I continue my conversation with Anna Brooks, a professional saxophonist, an international touring and recording artiste with the Brooklyn Funk Essentials and Joolz Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.
Anna is also a music arranger, music director, music preparation specialist, Teacher at the Birmingham Conservatoire, and singer. She is a mother of Sons who are twins and are 20 years old and at University.
Today you’ll hear how Anna coped with COVID-19, her tips for transition your music into a full-time professional career; how she started her music career 6 weeks after the birth of her sons; her music recordings; of her finance who is a Platinum recording artiste and trumpet player with Candy Dulfer – Anna’s idol.
By the way, this recording was taken during Lockdown, over Zoom so if you are watching or listening there will be a slight difference in the sound quality of the Show intro and the interview but the information is A plus!
01:55 Coping with COVID
11:10 Three tips to transition your music into a full time music career. 1) Passion 2) Study hard, practise hard. 3) Portfolio Career
19:52 Coping with Career Lows.
23:45 Late bloomer and single parenting
27:30 Recordings & Accolades
Anna's Social Media: http://annabrooks.rocks/ www.instagram.com/annabrooks
Anna Brooks Quintet: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2OCVJoYBVe1olPa13Acg7F?si=iC7PhWhRSqKI5xRR46SIpA
Brooklyn Funk Essentials: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4r4tRC1EUpfUCLjwQXP5EA?si=BuWnoAFfR-ev8-iHswPIQQ
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