Roy Brooks (March 9, 1938 – November 15, 2005) was an American hard bop jazz drummer.
Brooks was born in Detroit and drummed since childhood. He was an outstanding varsity basketball player as a teenager and was offered a scholarship to the Detroit Institute of Technology; he attended the school for three semesters and then dropped out to tour with Yusef Lateef. After time with Lateef and Barry Harris, he played with Beans Bowles and with the Four Tops in Las Vegas. He played…
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