Jayson Brooks is a musician, poet, and actor whose main pastime is writing love letters to the Chicago arts scene. He has performed with Second City (South Side of Heaven, Letters To Santa); Bailiwick Chicago (Passing Strange, Dessa Rose); Porchlight Music Theater (Ragtime, A Wonderful Life); and done readings with many local companies. He is also the frontman of JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound (a post-punk soul band), and also the K.i.D. (a thetawave r&b project). He sits-in and writes with various bands around the city including Dead River Revival, Chicago AfroBeat Project, Sidewalk Chalk, and Akasha to name a few. He is truly blessed to overcome the cognitive dissonance which is a common side-effect of constantly referring to himself in the third person.