Vocalist Sylvia Brooks has been well versed in music for most of her life. Her father was Don Ippolito, who worked with some of the best in the business. A pianist/arranger he was working with such luminaries as Stan Getz, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughn, Dizzy Gillespie and Buddy Rich. Brooks’ mom was a trained opera singer who was also adept with pop and standard tunes in clubs. Brooks began to study acting though she was always attracted to singing jazz specifically. She worked with Tom Garvin and eventually recorded CD’s with Kim Richmond, Otmaro Ruiz, Chris Colangelo, Kendall Kay, Larry Koonse, Bob Sheppard, Jeff Colella, Christian Jacob, Quinn Johnson and other tops musicians. We have to state that she has great judgement in the musicians she works with. The Arrangement is her third CD. Some gems in the recording include “Body and Soul”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “Guess Who I Saw Today”, “Night and Day”, “Angel Eyes” and three of her own tunes, “Sweet Surrender”, “Maybe I’m A Fool” and “What Was I Thinking (The Mirage)”. We think she’s well on her way to a great career as a jazz stylist. Catch her when she is in your area.