The Characters of "A TALE OF TWO FOOLS"

Eli

Eliezer Emmanuel "Eli" Brooks was born in Detroit, MI.  He was first introduced to the trumpet by Howard House at the age of eight at Birney Elementary.  He was then later taught jazz by Nathaniel’s brother, Ryan Felton. During a high school visit by trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis, Eli received his first trumpet from Wynton.   His life then was even more devoted to music.  

He is currently a senior at the University of Michigan in Trumpet Performance. Although he gave up a social life to obtain musical perfection, Eli has been able to finally find love in Alexandra Hylton, a MBA student from Mississippi.  He is also supported immensely in all his musical endeavors by his childhood friends Nathaniel, Omar, Pearl, and Lynn.

Eliezer Emmanuel "Eli" Brooks was born in Detroit, MI. He was first introduced to the trumpet by Howard House at the age of eight at Birney Elementary. He was then later taught jazz by Nathaniel’s brother, Ryan Felton. During a high school visit by trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis, Eli received his first trumpet from Wynton. His life then was even more devoted to music.

He is currently a senior at the University of Michigan in Trumpet Performance. Although he gave up a social life to obtain musical perfection, Eli has been able to finally find love in Alexandra Hylton, a MBA student from Mississippi. He is also supported immensely in all his musical endeavors by his childhood friends Nathaniel, Omar, Pearl, and Lynn.

Alexandra

Alexandra Renee Hylton was born in Greenwood, MS and is in her last year of her Masters in Business Administration at the University of Michigan.
Prior to coming to Michigan, she graduated from Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Business Administration.  She also worked in Boston in corporate America.  A hard worker, Alexandra was the first person in her family to graduate from college.
Before befriending Pearl and Lynn, Janessa Storm has been her friend since elementary school.   Alexandra loves French culture and has been recently been engaged in international business affairs.  
Finally getting over a long relationship with Harrison, Alexandra has began to enjoy life with Eliezer Brooks

Alexandra Renee Hylton was born in Greenwood, MS and is in her last year of her Masters in Business Administration at the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Michigan, she graduated from Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Business Administration. She also worked in Boston in corporate America. A hard worker, Alexandra was the first person in her family to graduate from college. Before befriending Pearl and Lynn, Janessa Storm has been her friend since elementary school. Alexandra loves French culture and has been recently been engaged in international business affairs.
Finally getting over a long relationship with Harrison, Alexandra has began to enjoy life with Eliezer Brooks

Nathaniel , Pearl

Nathaniel Edmond Hines was born in Detroit, MI. The youngest of four brothers, Nathaniel has always been a ladies man.  There was no woman he couldn’t have, until he decided to pursue Pearl, his friend of many years.  

Nathaniel is majoring in Business Administration at the University of Michigan.   Unlike his friends, he is the only who doesn’t play music or sing.  He does from time to time display a keen knowledge of jazz and classical music due to the fact his brother, Ryan Felton, is a professional musician and taught his two best friends jazz.

Nathaniel Edmond Hines was born in Detroit, MI. The youngest of four brothers, Nathaniel has always been a ladies man. There was no woman he couldn’t have, until he decided to pursue Pearl, his friend of many years.

Nathaniel is majoring in Business Administration at the University of Michigan. Unlike his friends, he is the only who doesn’t play music or sing. He does from time to time display a keen knowledge of jazz and classical music due to the fact his brother, Ryan Felton, is a professional musician and taught his two best friends jazz.

Detroit-born Pearl Jane McCall is a computer science and engineering major at the University of Michigan.   She is noted by her friends for being one of the most down-to-earth and loyal individuals they have ever met.  However, she is also known to have a lack of patience of foolishness.  Pearl is also consistently courted by Nathaniel, who she deems as living foolishness. 

Although she played flute and trumpet in her high school band, she realized that her strength was working with computers.   Pearl recently had a summer internship in Silicon Valley where she gained experience in IT securities and management.

Pearl is very active in her church, in particularly the dance and youth ministry with her best friend, Lynn, who also dates her cousin Omar.

Detroit-born Pearl Jane McCall is a computer science and engineering major at the University of Michigan. She is noted by her friends for being one of the most down-to-earth and loyal individuals they have ever met. However, she is also known to have a lack of patience of foolishness. Pearl is also consistently courted by Nathaniel, who she deems as living foolishness.

Although she played flute and trumpet in her high school band, she realized that her strength was working with computers. Pearl recently had a summer internship in Silicon Valley where she gained experience in IT securities and management.

Pearl is very active in her church, in particularly the dance and youth ministry with her best friend, Lynn, who also dates her cousin Omar.

Lynn and Omar

Omar Matthews was born in Detroit, MI.  He was first introduced to the saxophone by Howard House at the age of eight at Birney Elementary.  He was then later taught jazz by Nathaniel’s brother, Ryan Felton. He started to play French Horn at Cass Technical High School due to the fact that there were none in his high school band.  He is currently a senior at the University of Michigan in French Horn Performance and Jazz Studies.  

He has been with the love of his life, K. Lynn Williams, for almost his entire life.  She is an elementary education major at the University of Michigan.  Also from Detroit, MI, she has a strong love of jazz and classical music.  Lynn is very active in her church, in particularly the dance and youth ministry with her best friend, Pearl.  Although Omar and Lynn love music, they cannot see life without God and each other.

Omar Matthews was born in Detroit, MI. He was first introduced to the saxophone by Howard House at the age of eight at Birney Elementary. He was then later taught jazz by Nathaniel’s brother, Ryan Felton. He started to play French Horn at Cass Technical High School due to the fact that there were none in his high school band. He is currently a senior at the University of Michigan in French Horn Performance and Jazz Studies.

He has been with the love of his life, K. Lynn Williams, for almost his entire life. She is an elementary education major at the University of Michigan. Also from Detroit, MI, she has a strong love of jazz and classical music. Lynn is very active in her church, in particularly the dance and youth ministry with her best friend, Pearl. Although Omar and Lynn love music, they cannot see life without God and each other.

Harrison

Harrison Cotter was born in Port Gibson, MS and then moved to Greenwood, MS, where he attended Broadstreet High School.  He then played football at Mississippi Valley State University where he graduated with a BBA.  Unable to play professional football due to injuries, he then began to work in Jackson, MS in investment banking.  Harrison then left Mississippi to earn a MBA at Harvard University.  He is now a vice-president for a major company in North Carolina.    

He is the former fiancé of Alexandra Hylton, a woman he dated for over ten years.  He has routinely unsuccessfully tried to reconnect with her over the past year.

Harrison Cotter was born in Port Gibson, MS and then moved to Greenwood, MS, where he attended Broadstreet High School. He then played football at Mississippi Valley State University where he graduated with a BBA. Unable to play professional football due to injuries, he then began to work in Jackson, MS in investment banking. Harrison then left Mississippi to earn a MBA at Harvard University. He is now a vice-president for a major company in North Carolina.

He is the former fiancé of Alexandra Hylton, a woman he dated for over ten years. He has routinely unsuccessfully tried to reconnect with her over the past year.

Janessa

Janessa Storm was born in Greenwood, MS. She graduated from Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Business Adminstration. She currently lives in Jackson, MS working in corporate America. Janessa has been Alexandra’s best friend since elementary school.  She has expressed an interest in coming to the University of Michigan for the MBA Program there.
Always known for being reticent as far as emotions, Janessa believes that is impossible for people to be faithful in amorous relationships.

Janessa Storm was born in Greenwood, MS. She graduated from Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, MS summa cum laude with a Bachelors in Business Adminstration. She currently lives in Jackson, MS working in corporate America. Janessa has been Alexandra’s best friend since elementary school. She has expressed an interest in coming to the University of Michigan for the MBA Program there. Always known for being reticent as far as emotions, Janessa believes that is impossible for people to be faithful in amorous relationships.