George Brooks is an award winning saxophonist and composer, acclaimed for successfully bridging the worlds of jazz and Indian classical music. He the founder of seminal Indian fusion groups Summit with Zakir Hussain, Bombay Jazz with Ronu Majumdar and Larry Coryell, and the Raga Bop Trio with Steve Smith and Prasanna.
Brooks has performed at most of India’s major concert halls and festivals with such acclaimed artists as Hariprasad Chaurasia, Sultan Khan, VM Bhatt, U Srinivas, Vikku Vinayakram, Trilok Gurtu, Shujaat Khan and Shankar Mahadevan. He has collaborated extensively with American composer Terry Riley and performed with genre defining artists Etta James, Anthony Braxton, Jaki Byard, Talvin Singh, the Temptations, poet Michael McClure, and Ray Manzarek (of the Doors). Brooks was a featured soloist on John McLaughlin’s Grammy nominated “Floating Point” CD.