Monique Brooks Roberts
Monique is a violinist hailing from Louisville, KY. She recently relocated to Denver, CO from the Philadelphia/New Jersey area. She is intent on making her mark in the soul/jazz fusion circuit with her sultry and soulful violin work. She graduated in 2005 from Eastern Kentucky University studying with Dr. Eun Hwan Bai and Jeremy Mulholland.
Monique has had a busy and fulfilling career, having performed and recorded for many notable artists including Lizzo, Alicia Keys, Common, Jill Scott, Mos Def, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, J. Cole, Shawn Mendes, Mumu Fresh and many more. She was also a touring member of the Philadelphia String Quartet for 7 years. She has performed with the Soulful Symphony Orchestra, Gateways Festival Orchestra, Harlem Symphony Orchestra, and Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey where she sat Principal Second.
She has also featured on live television on multiple occasions, appearing on the Grammys, VH1 Storytellers, NPR’s Tiny Desk, CBS Late Show With David Letterman, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the BET Honors. Monique has played at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the John F. Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, The Kimmel Center, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia, the world famous Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Russia, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, The Newport Jazz Festival, The Willingboro Jazz Festival and plenty more. She currently performs and tours with Rootstock Republic, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, and as a solo artist.