Patrick Cooper

Patrick Cooper

BandJazzR&B

Smooth Jazz, with a tasteful hint funk & RNB.

Biography

Patrick Cooper has toured the world, performing at various festivals and concerts. At the Bermuda Jazz Festival, this awesome keyboardist was the musical director for the Smooth Jazz All-Stars including stars such as Nick Colionne and Regina Belle. Patrick has also performed at the Bahamas Jazz Festival. He has become the most sought after keyboardist, producer and songwriter by fellow jazz artists and now the world will know what they know: This is a true giant. He wrote the title song on Marcus Johnson's “Just Doing What I Do” & also wrote the track "Make it Happen" on Marcus Johnson's latest CD titled "The Phoenix". Like so many artists destined for greatness, Patrick's taste for jazz started early. While growing up in Portland, Oregon he was exposed to the sounds of George Duke, The Crusaders and a myriad of other great jazz artists. He grew up in the church and was fascinated by the harmonies, voicing and colors created by the organist and the pianist. “It was amazing to me how they were able to blend sounds and to work magic with the keys, “Cooper said. “I knew then that music would be a big part of my life.” He purchased books to teach himself to read music and jazz theory. By age 18, this jazz aficionado was the church's main organist and keyboardist. By age 21, Patrick co-founded a contemporary jazz band called N-Touch. The band afforded Patrick the opportunity to hone and showcase his songwriting skills. The band performed at various jazz clubs and festivals. The band quickly achieved tremendous notoriety and fame in the Portland area. In 2000, Cooper relocated to Washington, DC where he has truly continued to flourish on the world jazz scene.

Discography

CD titled "That Day"
"Free" currently on smooth jazz radio XM/Sirius
"Pieces of a Puzzle" Currently on Smooth jazz radio
"Leavin" Currently on smooth jazz radio stations accross us & abroad

Set List

3 to 4 originials lasting 5 - 7 minutes.
Covers: What's Going on?, People Make the world go round, Maputo, Cold Duck, Mercy Mercy.