Gigi Brooks

Gigi’s Contributions

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03/12/14    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Bobby Lyle: In the Moment

Gigi Brooks talks with the keyboardist about his career as a bandleader and musical director

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01/03/14    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Dr. Yusef Lateef: A Personal Remembrance of a Mentor and Friend

Radio host remembers legendary musician

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12/17/13    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Emilio Castillo: Hip Sounds

Gigi Brooks interviews the Tower of Power founder during the 2013 Clearwater Jazz Holiday

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11/25/13    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Lorraine Klaasen: Learning from Miriam Makeba

Gigi Brooks interviews Soweto-born vocalist

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09/25/13    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Carol Duboc: Passionate About the Music

Gigi Brooks interviews the singer and songwriter about her new album

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09/10/13    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Philip Michael Thomas & Kathy Yolanda Rice

Gigi Brooks interviews the duo about their collaboration

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08/13/13    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

In Memory of George Duke

Gigi Brooks shares memories, as well as her interview with, the late keyboardist

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06/28/13    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Interview with Jazz Impresario Danny Melnick

Gigi Brooks checks in with jazz event and tour producer about the challenges of presenting jazz

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03/18/13    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Chris Massey: Creating Forward Momentum

Gigi Brooks interviews drummer and composer about his musical approach and his latest release

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02/04/13    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Matthew Silberman: Expansive, Expressive and Explosive Jazz

Gigi Brooks speaks with the saxophonist and composer about his life and music

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12/30/12    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

ABIAH: Reinventing the Music

Gigi Brooks interviews singer and songwriter about his musical roots and his new album “Life As a Ballad”

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12/25/12    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Julien Labro: Accordion & the Hot Club Tradition

Gigi Brooks interviews accordionist and composer about his instrument of choice, the Hot Club of Detroit and the music of Django Reinhardt

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12/08/12    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Alphonse Mouzon: Conversing Through the Music

Gigi Brooks interviews drummer and composer about his life in music and about his latest album

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10/26/12    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Jesse Fischer: Open to the Past

Gigi Brooks interviews the keyboardist about his new album and his affinity for the grooving sounds of the 70s

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09/28/12    GG's Jazz Greats & Legends

Kevin Toney: Shared Beliefs

Gigi Brooks interviews the pianist about his mentors and his latest recording

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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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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