Sylvia Brooks

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Sylvia Brooks
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Background information
Born Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present

Sylvia Brooks is an American jazz singer.

Brooks was born as Sylvia Victoria Ippolito in Miami Beach, Florida.[1] Her father, Don Ippolito, was a jazz pianist who has played with various other icons such as Ira Sullivan, Buddy Rich, Peggy Lee, and Dizzie Gillespie,[2][3] and her mother, Johanna Dordick, was an opera singer, who founded the Los Angeles Opera Theatre.[4]

Brooks began her professional life as an actress; in 2009, she began singing Jazz and formed a collaboration with Thomas Garvin who wrote the arrangements for her debut album Dangerous Liaisons.[5]

In 2012, Brooks released her second album, Restless, collaborating with Kim Richmond. [6]

In 2017, Brooks released her third album, The Arrangement.[7]


  1. ^ "Meet Sylvia Brooks of SBM Music". Voyage LA Magazine. August 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ Haarer, Brad (October 16, 2017). "Sylvia Brooks Charts Her Way With 'The Arrangement'". JAZZIZ Magazine. 
  3. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Allerton and Brooks to Perform at Sterling's Upstairs". Retrieved March 7, 2018. 
  4. ^ Shulgold, Mac (13 April 1985). "Dordick Resigns Post At L.A. Opera Theatre". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ Loudon, Christopher (August 2, 2010). "Sylvia Brooks: Dangerous Liaisons". JazzTimes. 
  6. ^ "Meet Sylvia Brooks of SBM Music". Voyage LA Magazine. August 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ Harris, George W. (July 13, 2017). "Review: Sylvia Brooks: The Arrangement". Jazz Weekly. 

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