Gigi Brooks

Gigi’s Contributions

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09/10/12    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Gregoire Maret: Finding His Own Way

Gigi Brooks interviews harmonicist about his life in music

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06/13/12    Concerts

2012 Jacksonville Jazz Festival: Rising Above the Storm

Gigi Brooks takes in the festival on the Florida coast

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05/31/12    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Brandon Wright: Thanks to Matt Groening (and Lisa Simpson)

Gigi Brooks interviews saxophonist about his early inspiration and his development as a jazz musician

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04/13/12    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

“Little” Jimmy Scott: The Singer

Gigi Brooks interviews legendary jazz vocalist about his life in music

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10/22/11    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Dianne Reeves: The Storyteller

Interview with the noted singer at the 2011 Clearwater Jazz Holiday

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08/18/11    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

A Jazz Conversation with Dr. Bill Cosby

An excerpt of an interview by Gigi Brooks, radio host at WUCF in Florida

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07/04/11    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Dr. Yusef Lateef: Hearing from the Heart

An excerpt of an interview by Gigi Brooks, radio host at WUCF in Florida

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About Gigi Brooks

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Gigi Brooks, producer, programmer and host of GG’s Steamin’ Greens formally aired for three years on NPR affiliate station, WUCF 89.9 Jazz and more in Orlando, Florida has been collecting jazz records since the age of 8 years old. Her first jazz radio show, “Gina’s Jazz”, aired on WHPK 88.5 in Chicago, at the age of 15.

Gigi is a well respected jazz aficionado. Her current series “GG’s Jazz Greats and Legends” has been noted as “The #1 Jazz Series in America and The World” which features weekly live interviews with some of the greatest jazz musicians alive today. Her featured guests have included: Dr. Benny Golson, Christian Mc Bride, Alphonse Mouzon, ‘Little’ Jimmy Scott, Jimmy Heath, Wallace Roney, Dr. Yusef Lateef, Toots Thielemans, Jimmy Cobb, Cassandra Wilson, Bennie Maupin, Cyrus Chestnut, Dave Liebman, Stanley Clarke, Patrice Rushen, George Duke, Delfeayo Marsalis, Regina Carter, Bobby Watson, Marlena Shaw, Randy Brecker, Paul Carr, Carmen Lundy, Ron Carter, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Dr. Bill Cosby and more.

Many of these interviews can be heard via podcast at wucf.org.

Gigi also participates at major events and festivals as an MC Announcer and helps promote some of the best concerts to date.

Now Gigi is expanding her audience to Europe and beyond and brings four hours of GG's Steamin' Greens to the Global City Radio weekend schedule. 11a.m. to 3p.m. EST. Saturdays, repeated on Sundays; 9a.m.-11a.m EST Wednesdays & Fridays and available on demand. www.globalcityradio.com

Gigi Brooks joined the JazzTimes community on May 18, 2011