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Jack Cooper

Jack Cooper is an American jazz composer, arranger, orchestrator, multireedist, and music educator. Most notably he has written music for well-known and Grammy winning pop, jazz, and classical artists to include Aaron Neville, Joyce Cobb, Donald Brown, Alexis Cole, Tony Campise, Bobby Shew, Christian McBride, the Westchester Jazz Orchestra, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. His catalogue of music is extensive ranging from jazz through contemporary classical; he has worked for Columbia Pictures Publishing, Warner Brothers, and Alfred Music as a staff arranger since 1993.His writing style is summed up as, “…propulsive and sassy on an initial listen, revealing subtle shadings and intricate nuances upon repeated listening. I might have guessed Don Sebesky…on a blindfold test.” He is the musical director of the Jazz Orchestra of the Delta, their CD “Big Band Reflections of Cole Porter” was released in 2003 on Summit Records. He also has a jazz/classical release with Centaur Records from 2009 entitled “The Chamber Wind Music of Jack Cooper.” His alto sax a woodwind playing can be heard on the CDs “Memphis Jazz Box” and “Coming Through Slaughter: the Bolden Legend.”