Gustavus Music Colloquium Series

April 21, 2012 at 7:309 pm[1h 30m]
Bjorling Recital Hall

Gustavus Music Colloquium Series Bjorling Recital Hall

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Matt Cooper was a bronze medalist in the Thelonious Monk International Competition and the Great American Jazz Piano Competition and has toured with Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd. His professional performances credits include Clark Terry, Eddie Harris, Nancy King, David Friesen, John Stowell, Howard Levy, the Blue Wisp Big Band, Rob Blakeslee, Alan Jones, Bill Berry, Les Elgart, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Roger Williams, Jamey Aebersold, Jim Pepper, Marty Ehrlich, Rusty Bryant, Joshua Breakstone, Tom Kirkpatrick, Rich Perry, Sonny King, Warren Rand, Scott Wendholt, and many others.

Dr. Cooper will work with jazz students in rehearsals and will perform with them in a featured jazz concert. His expertise in both jazz and classical piano demonstrates an innovative approach to teaching and performance. The Music Department celebrates the standard of excellence in Gustavus Jazz with Dr. Cooper's residency. It continues to invite outstanding jazz teachers and performers to the College community.

Jazz Performance with the Gustavus Jazz Band: April 21, 2012 7:30pm

Colloquium: April 22, 2012 5pm

Recital: April 22, 2012 7:30pm

This Colloquium Series was made possible by a Gustavus Adolphus College Sesquicentennial Mini-Grant.

ContactEsther Wang — 507-933-7361
SponsorDepartment of Music
TagsGAC150, music, colloquium, recital, Bjorling, Mini-Grant, Sesquicentennial event, Cooper, and Jazz Band