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Event Type Description
Each week we upload a free Mini-Lesson to our YouTube channel featuring one of our Presenting Artists.
Composer Jack Cooper demonstrates his approach to arranging for vocalist and jazz orchestra using his arrangements of Cole Porter's "So In Love", and Lou Reed's "Berlin".
About the Presenting Artists(s)
Jack Cooper is a composer, arranger, saxophonist, and the Pearl Wales Professor of Jazz Studies and Commercial Music at the University of Memphis Scheidt School of Music where he teaches composition, arranging, and instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles. Cooper serves as Staff Writer for the Berlin Jazz Orchestra; he wrote, arranged, and conducted all 11 tracks for their current release "Songs of Berlin". He served in the sax section and as Staff Writer for the U.S. Army Jazz Knights for 6 years, and for over 20 years as Staff Arranger for CCP Belwin and Warner Brother Publishing. Cooper’s 2014 album Mists: The Music of Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra (Planet Arts), featured Terell Stafford, Luis Bonilla, Scott Wendholt, and Billy Drewes, amongst others.
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