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Father-son Clarinet Duo Share the Stage

Joseph and Jeff Brooks

By MICHAEL GALLAGHER, Daily Record

Sons have been known to follow in their father’s footsteps, but Joseph Brooks will be the first to tell you he may now be the one a step behind.

“It’s a son-father act,” Brooks said.

Brooks, a Central Washington University clarinet professor, performed Sunday with his son, Jeff, also a clarinetist, with the Central Washington University Orchestra.

Jeff, an Ellensburg High School and Central Washington University graduate, is finishing up his doctorate degree at Florida State University.

Read more about the musical pair, and their long professional and personal relationship, in the Daily Record.

PHOTO: Joseph Brooks and his son Jeff perform an impromptu clarinet concert in the rotunda of Central Washington University’s music building. (Brian Myrick / Daily Record)

June 11, 2014