Tribute in NY for Jamaican Sax Great, Cedric Brooks

Reggae Vault Classics revere the life & accomplishments of Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks, legendary reggae saxophonist. Rest in peace, long live the sound…

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The Gleaner reports on an upcoming tribute for the late Jamaica-born roots reggae musician and saxophone great Cedric ‘Im’ Brooks, who launched his career at age 11 at the Alpha Boys’ Academy in Kingston and who achieved international acclaim as a solo artist and as a member of the Skatalites band. Brooks will be honored at the annual Groovin’ In The Park reggae concert on Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New York. Participating artists include Toots Hibbert, Barrington Levy, Queen Ifrica, Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank (TGT).

“Cedric ranked among the greatest tenor saxophonists Jamaica has every produced and his death at age 70 has left a void that cannot be filled,” Andrea Bullens, co-producer of Groovin’ Inc, organisers of the festival, said. Bullens, who was also a close friend of Brooks and who managed his business affairs prior to his death, said his legacy…

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