Sylvia Brooks

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Sylvia Brooks
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Background information
BornMiami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Years active2009–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; studying classical theatre at the American Conservatory Theatre under the direction of Allen Fletcher and Bill Ball. [5] In 2009, she began singing Jazz and formed a collaboration with Thomas Garvin who wrote the arrangements for her debut album Dangerous Liaisons.[6]

In 2012, Brooks released her second album, Restless, collaborating with Kim Richmond, [7] which introduced what she called "Jazz Noir" [8]

In 2017, Brooks released her third album, The Arrangement. She collaborated once again with Kim Richmond, as well as Jeff Colella, Christian Jacob, Quinn Johnson and Otmaro Ruiz. The album includes three original compositions Maybe I'm A Fool co-written by Patrick Williams, What Was I Thinking (The Mirage) co-written by Quinn Johnson and Sweet Surrender co-written by Christian Jacob.[9]


  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 (April 13, 1985). "Dordick Resigns Post At L.A. Opera Theatre". Los Angeles Times.
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  6. ^ Loudon, Christopher (August 2, 2010). "Sylvia Brooks: Dangerous Liaisons". JazzTimes.
  7. ^ "Meet Sylvia Brooks of SBM Music". Voyage LA Magazine. August 7, 2017.
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