Cecil Brooks III is an American jazz drummer who has worked with, among others, Marvin Peterson, Andrew Hill, Arthur Blythe,Russell Gunn, Etta Jones and Jimmy Ponder.
A native of the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brooks released a number of albums for Muse Records and then Savant Records. He currently owns and operates a jazz club in West Orange, New Jersey called “Cecil’s”.
- The Collective with Geri Allen, Greg Osby, Lonnie Plaxico, Gary Thomas (Muse, 1989)
- Hangin’ with Smooth with Justin Robinson, Kenny Davis, Craig Handy, Benny Green, Philip Harper, Peter Washington (Muse, 1990)
- Neck Peckin’ Jammie with Robinson, Handy, Geoff Keezer, Christian McBride, Terell Stafford (Muse, 1993)
- Smokin’ Jazz with Plaxico, Stephen Scott, Antonio Hart, Jack Walrath, Ravi Coltrane (Muse, 1993)
- For Those Who Love to Groove with Don Braden, Bruce Williams, Radam Schwartz, Riley Mullins (Savant, 1999)
- Our Mister Brooks (Compilation on 32 Jazz, 2000)
- Double Exposure with Gene Ludwig (Savant, 2000)
- Live at Sweet Basil with John Hicks, Don Braden, Dwayne Dolphin, Riley Mullins (Savant, 2000)
- Hot D.O.G. with Kyle Koehler, Mark Chertkoff (Savant,