A native of Pinehurst, NC currently residing in Atlanta, GA, Brooke “Viosocalist” Alford performs as an Artist of the Violin playing in various styles including Contemporary Jazz and R&B. On the Atlanta music scene and nationally, Brooke is known as The “Viosocalist”, who is a violin player who soulfully sings through the violin. Her debut album, Expressions, allows her listeners to not only experience the sounds of The “Viosocalist”, but to experience the violin itself (an instrument known to be popular in the Western European Classical tradition) in a “new light” and non-traditional way.
Brooke received her Bachelor of Music degree Cum Laude in Violin Performance under the prestigious Florida State University School of Music. She was under the instruction of the late Beth Newdome, former Associate Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. While studying at FSU, Brooke performed for World Renowned Jazz Violinist, Regina Carter during Mrs. Carter’s 2004 Atlanta Jazz Festival masterclass. Brooke also studied under the FSU International Program in London, England with Royal Philharmonic Violinist, Eric Chapman.
Brooke has been featured on BRAVO TV’s reality series, “Housewives of Atlanta” (2008) and Trinity Broadcasting Network’s (TBN) “Praise the Lord” Program (September 29th, 2009), featured with Gospel Artist, Rodney Dean Boyden. Brooke has opened for world renowned Smooth Jazz Recording Artists NaJee and Will Downing at The State Theater of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ. Brooke also completed her first acting debut in Harlem, NY as part of the cast for the new TV Show series “Which Way” which will air nationally this year! Brooke has interviewed on New Jersey’s popular LIVE online radio show “Best Kept Secret” (BKS 1 RADIO) during the “Live In The Vocal Booth” segment. Brooke has also shared the stage with Beyonce’s dynamic saxophonist, Tia Fuller at Jacksonville’s in Paterson, NJ.
In December 2010, Brooke opened for National Smooth Jazz Recording Artist, Paul Taylor at Sambuca Jazz Cafe in Atlanta, GA. Brooke also had the pleasure and opportunity to perform with Music Icon and Legend, Babyface at Music Executive Devyne Steven’s annual “Winter Wonderland” Christmas Show at the Roxy Theather in Buckhead, GA.
Brooke’s ultimate goal and mission is to touch the hearts of music lovers everywhere and inspire the upcoming generations through various styles of violin playing.