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John Cooper

John Cooper is a jazz artist and composer who makes his home in Macomb, IL and is Director of Jazz Studies at Western Illinois University. Cooper began his musical career in 1983 in Detroit, Michigan where he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Wayne State University in Jazz Studies. While in Detroit, he performed with the Johnny Trudell Orchestra as well as jazz artists Jon Faddis, Carl Fontana, Jim McNeely, Clark Terry, John Fedchock, David Liebman, Gary Foster, Alan Vizutti, James Moody, J. C. Heard, Duffy Jackson, Chico O'Ferrill, Jiggs Wigham Terry Gibbs, Slide Hampton, Ken Watters, and other national touring acts including Aretha Franklin, The Four Freshmen, The Four Lads, Mitzi Gaynor, Henny Youngman, Lola Falana, Roger Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Jerry Lewis, The Temptations, Rich Little, Joan Rivers, The Four Tops, The Spinners, Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and Lou Rawls. Cooper continued his education, obtaining a Master's degree in Music Composition from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he worked as a teaching assistant in Jazz Studies under the supervision of Jazz Studies Director, Jeff Halsey

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Justin Haynes: Shoeless in Georgetown

Read "Shoeless in Georgetown" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Shoeless in Georgetown (there's a story there, but that's for another time) was recorded in April 2015 before an enthusiastic audience at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. The leader of the band is Justin Haynes. What is known is that Haynes, who holds a masters degree in Jazz Composition, teaches (music, of course) at schools in ...

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Download Two Free MP3's from John Cooper Jazz Orchestra's "The Baecker Jazz Worship Service"

Download Two Free MP3's from John Cooper Jazz Orchestra's "The Baecker Jazz Worship Service"

Download two free MP3s from John Cooper Jazz Orchestra's The Baecker Jazz Worship Service. Communion: And Now You're Gone (radio edit) John Cooper Jazz Orchestra From The Baecker Jazz Worship Service 6:46 Offertory John Cooper Jazz Orchestra From Baecker Jazz Worship Service ...


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