Detroit's Performances and Associations are:

Recorded with:

Appollo Theater (Live)
2007 "A Great Night In Harlem Compilation" -
Jazz Foundation of America

Lincoln Center (Live)
2005 "Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Higher Ground : Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert [Live]"
(with Wynton Marsalis, Allen Toussant, Aaron Neville, Art Neville, Herlin Riley, Reginald Veal, Wes Anderson) -
Blue Note Records

Eddie Bo
1984 "Watch for the Coming" - Bo-Sound

Juanita Brooks
1996 "This Bitter Earth" - Banita Productions
1996 "Eye on the Sparrow" - Pine Bluff Studios



Donald Harrison
2010 "Acufunk" - Word of Mouth Studios
2010 "Quantum Leap" - Word of Mouth Studios

Gavin Magraw
2009 Untitled CD - Piety Street Studios

Kermitt Ruffins
2001 "1533 St. Philip Street" - Basin Street Records
2002 "Big Easy" - Basin Street Records

Dr. Michael White
2000 "A Song For George Lewis" - Basin Street Records
2002 "Jazz From the Soul of New Orleans"
Basin Street Records
2004 "Dancing in the Sky" - Basin Street Records
2008 "Blue Crescent" - Basin Street Records


Performances with:

Juanita Brooks
1996-2000 Jazz Cruise at Sea (Norweigan Cruise Lines)
???? Private Engagement for Sir James Goldsmith 
Cuixmala, Mexico
???? Grand Hotel Labor Day Jazz Weekend 
Mackinac Island, MI

Donald Harrison
May 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 
New Orleans, LA
Feb. 2008 Opened for Maze featuring Frankie Beverly New Orleans, LA
Ernest P. Morial Convention Center
July 2008 Ascona Jazz Festival Ascona, Switzerland
Sept. 2008 Tudo É Jazz Festival Ouro Preto, Brazil
May 2009 Banlieues Bleues Concert Paris, France
June 2009 12th annual Gnaoua & World Music Festival Morocco
June 2009 Duke Ellington Festival w/Paquito D'Rivera, Washington, DC
Nicholas Payton, Bill Summers
May 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival w/ 
New Orleans, LA
Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Bill Summers
???? Jim Jeans Night Club w/Joe Sample 
New Orleans, LA
April 2012 - New York, NY Festival - Buffulo, NY Festival
August 10th thru 19th 2012 - Sao Paulo Brazil
September 3rd thru 6th 2012 - Detroit Jazz fest
September 12th/13th/14th 2012 - New York, NY
September 15th, 16th 2012 - Lake George Jazz Fest
December 22nd thru 25th 2012 - Guadaloup
November/December 25th 2012 thru January 2nd 2013
August 21th thru 25th 2013 - South Africa Johanneburg - Joy of Jazz Festival
August 29th, 30th, 31th, 2013
September 1st, 2nd - Chicago Jazz Fest

Linda Hopkins
April 2006 Phil Brady Club Baton Rouge, LA
April 2007 The Shaw Center for the Arts
Baton Rouge, LA

Charmaine Neville
2006-Present Snug Harbor New Orleans, LA
2006-2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 
New Orleans, LA
July 2006-07 Barcelon, Spain
Sept. 2006 Enghien Jazz Festival Paris, France
2007-2008 Lake Eden Arts Festival Black Mountain, NC
Nov. 2007 The Old Church Restaurant Hawkes Bay,
New Zealand
2008 Johnny D's Boston, MA
2008 Twin Cities Jazz Festival Minneapolis, MN
2008-2009 New Orleans Lundi Gras (Riverfront) 
New Orleans, LA
w/Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack
Sept. 2008 Tudo É Jazz Festival Ouro Preto, Brazil

Dr. Lonnie Smith
November/December 25th 2013 thru January 2nd 2013



Ike Stubblefield (Jazz Organist)
February 2012 - 2nd Snug Harbor
May 2012 - w/Wycleff Gordon - Snug Harbor

Dr. Michael White
1999-2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 
New Orleans, LA
2003-2007 Village Vanguard (New Year's Eve) 
New York, NY
w/Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts
2006/2007 A Great Night in Harlem
(hosted New York, NY by Bill Cosby)
2006/2007 Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago, IL
2006/2007 Old Algiers RiverFest Algiers, LA
2006 Budapest Spring Festival Budapest, Hungary
June 2006 JVC Festival at Carnegie Hall New York, NY
June 2006 Smithsonian Folklife Festival Washington, DC 
July 2006 North Sea Jazz Festival w/Branford Ahoy
Rotterdam, Holland
Marsalis, Roy Haynes, Gregg Stafford
Pizza on the Park England
Umbria Jazz Festival Umbria, Italy
Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Molde Jazz Festival Molde, Norway
Sept. 2006 Merkin Concert Hall New York,
NY by Bill Cosby)
Sept. 2006 Chicago Jazz Festival Chicago, IL
May 2007 Iridium Jazz Club New York, NY
May 2007 Ascona Jazz Festival Ascona, Switzerland
Sept. 2007 Festival d'Ile de France Paris, France
Aug. 2008 Bourbon Street Music Club Sao Paulo, Brazil
Aug. 2008 The Kennedy Center Washington, DC
June 2009 Duke Ellington Festival w/Paquito D'Rivera, Washington, DC
July 2009 Jazz Festival in Antibes Antibes, France
July 2009 Cape Cod Jazz Festival Cape Cod, MA
January 4th thur 9th 2012 - Uruguay South America - 16 Degrees Festival International Kazz - De Punya Del Este)
September 12th,13th,14th 2012 - Richmond, VA Jazz Fest

Also Performed With:

Wesley (Warm Daddy) Anderson at Snug Harbor,
New Orleans, LA
B.J. Crosby (Tony Award winner for "Smokey Joe's Cafe")
Clarence Fountain & the Five Blind Boys
Reverend Ernest Franklin
Delfayo Marsalis
Raymond Myles & the Rams
Dorothy Norwood
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Ardis Mohammed & Willie ("Tee") Turbington,
Sweet Lorraines and Tipitina's,
New Orleans, LA
Albertina Walker
Zion Harmonizers



From the online publication: NOLA Living by Llyod Dennis

Detroit Brooks is one of New Orleans top guitar and banjo artist. One of the Brooks family of musical artists who have blessed us with lifetimes of honed artistry. Juanita who passed away in 2009 was one of my favorite singers of all time, but as it seems, she passed some of the talent for singing to her younger brother, Detroit who has decided that it is time to expose his vocalizations to the public. He released the song "Broken Pieces" about the struggles of people in his city trying to recover from Katrina.  Click To Hear Him on YouTube Detroit's singing is not Blues or Gospel, but includes both but also with that always present penchant for the stylings of Jazz. You feel him deeply when Detroit sings.

On Sunday September 11th Boo and I caught him with some very accomplished sidemen at Cafe Instanbul where we got to behold him singing and playing original and classic music, one of which was a rendition of B.B Kings "The Thrill is Gone" that was completely unique in my entire musical experience, taken into the Jazz idiom, but completely respectful to the spirit and energy of the original version.

Detroit is one of the top session and touring guys on guitar and banjo and a songwriter and as such has managed to make his living playing with the likes of Dr. Michael White, Kermit Ruffins, others and recording with folks like Donald Harrison and many more. When people want the best complete guitarist on their records he and now deceased Anthony Brown would get the first call. These guys play the "whole guitar", playing chords on all the strings where others pick single strings,and engage electronics to embellish the sound, but when you need a guitar to fill the space on a recording or in the band, guys like Detroit who can strum all six or twelve strings get the call.. 

Detroit is a quiet, soft spoken kind of guy, which is surprising because he acknowledges the great Danny Barker as his mentor and major factor in his musical and personal life, surprising because the great Danny Barker was a fairly outspoken and engaging gentleman. Detroit has expressed his love and respect for Danny Barker by establishing the Danny Barker Banjo and Guitar Festival, which will be Jan 12 - 15, 2017. Use this link to learn more about Danny Barker, review what happened at the festival in 2016 and keep up with plans for the coming year:




“Detroit Brooks always plays with class, touch and soul...”
Jim Brock, eyeonthemusic

“the rhythm section of Moran and Dyson embodies a powerful force of
youth and experience...”
Jim Brock, eyeonthemusic

“fiery satisfaction, leaving my ears begging for “
please sir, may I have some more...””