Sam Brooks LIVE at James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, Pittsburgh PA featuring Brian Edwards on Drums.
Sam Brooks LIVE at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh. Debut album release party.
Sam Brooks solo piano LIVE at Club Cafe
Sam Brooks LIVE at Club Cafe.
Sam Brooks LIVE at James Street.
BY JOE ABRAMOWITZ
Sammy Brooks’ smooth jazz stylings have taken a hit from coronavirus.
“All the gigs have been canceled,” the Connellsville native said.
“It’s really been difficult on me, really disappointing because I also coach voice and piano. … Most venues don’t know when they are going to open up again. Weddings have been canceled.”
Sammy said he has worked with some students over Skype, adding Scott Blasey’s Facebook performance has inspired him to consider that as a musical outlet.
Unable to perform or teach, he is putting more hours into his day job as a chemist for Pilot Chemical in Harmarville, near Pittsburgh.
“I see that light at the end of the tunnel,” he said. “Hopefully this all blows over quickly and I can get back to work.”
Sammy is using the down time to rehearse and handle the tedious task of preparing promotional material and concentrating on social media.
He’d rather be onstage.