For the past 15 years, Brooke Hopkins has been involved in Cleveland’s professional music scene as a performer, bandleader, writer, arranger, and contractor. He has worked with everyone from Rich Little to Little Richard, including Bernadette Peters, Regis Philbin, Olivia Newton-John, Chuck Berry, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Rosemary Clooney, Frankie Valli, and many others. Brooke has worked in the advertising field, writing jingles for companies such as Kelly Tires, Zippo Lighters, the Buffalo Bills, various amusement parks, and also composed all the music for a television news theme package for a regional network affiliate. He has written arrangements for various members of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and has had various compositions and arrangements recorded for CD projects.
Brooke has worked as a church musician, has lectured at colleges on jazz history, the music industry, and music career opportunities, and has led songwriting workshops. He also teaches piano, and has played at various venues around Cleveland on a regular basis.
A native of New Wilmington, PA, Brooke is a graduate of Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music, earning his undergraduate degree in jazz piano in 1985 and his master’s in music theory and composition in 1993.
:: Client Comments ::
"A great addition to our cocktail hour. Their music was very fitting for our formal winter wedding.” Tricia Pawson & Eddie Towles – Dec. 8, 2007 @ Hyatt Regency at the Arcade
"Brooke was wonderful to work with - the group added just the right amount of pizzazz to my event!" Jessica Petersen, Lake Hospital Dinner Banquet - Oct. 20, 2007 @ LaMalfa
"Fabulous! Great variety of music...added such elegance and style to the venue." Patti Null (Mother of Clyde Null) - Sept. 13, 2007 @ Botanical Gardens
"Did a great job! Another nice guy!" Gary Saba - May 20, 2006 @ Manikiki Country Club
"Very talented piano player - left us with, 'I will take care of the wants of your daughter, don't worry about the first two hours - enjoy yourself.'" Kathy (& Danielle) Boaeuf - July 16, 2005 @ The Club at Key Center
"The cocktail hour was nicer because we had Brooke playing live!" Kim Miller & Felipe Diaz - Aug. 28, 2004 @ Cleveland Marriott Airport
|• Canon in D|
|• Allemande-French Suite in G|
|• As Time Goes By|
|• I Could Write A Book|
|• Killing Me Softly With His Song|
|• Love Is Here To Stay|
|• Sophisticated Lady|
Brooke's photos by David Uschold Photography