Welcome!Now working with the great Leroy Cooper!It is with great regret to announce that Leroy Cooper has passed away peacefully at 80 on Jan 15 2009 He will deeply be missed!
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Palm Bay Florida
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Relocated to Fl from Ri in 1989 I have worked over the years all generas of music with members of Ufo,Molly Hatchet Eric Clapton's band etc Have toured with Big Bill Morganfield,Muddy Waters son,Steve Thorpe also recorded 2 cd's with him,Stevie Cochran 3wk tour of europe 2006.Presently for the past 2yrs I have been focusing on instrumental B3 & Piano trios I love to play both because the same material sounds so different it's a fun place to be.I work local gigs 5 to 10 gigs a week which is truly God's blessings considering our economy and I'm very grateful to all that makes an effort to support live music Thank you.
I'm presently working on a cd for singer Dena Taylor who should be finishing sometime in june. And i hope to have a cd done buy the end of the year or by 2009 I have a group called KC Connection that I hope to have a cd done by the end of the summer we shall see Hope you enjoy the videos. More to come soon.
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BTW...one of the greatest cornetists in Jazzdom was a R.I. native...Ruby Braff...he passed in '97..but check out his works with D*** Hyman (also a great organ player...) and the late George Barnes.....all on Youtube...thanks for the kind words...always b
Thanks Kenny...don't personally have a "DAW" yet but one of the bassists I work with has a full digital studio...I'm such a hick with learning all the new digital audio stuff...my time has been spent keepin up with, and ahead of the curve on the digital photo/graphic side of the equation....lol...so much to learn...Must really do some samples for my page of the two groups works...it's all a gas to learn the new tchnologies, and cram it all in...and the e-mix stuff would indeed be a gas too!....so let's work on it! When you get up here we'll hook up for some great music to play .... and lobstah..... now you're cookin'... always b
Say hey Kenny C....the jazz scene up heah in Maine deah, is reall healthy, specially after Memorial Day...there are a lot of good players up here....plus a lot of good visiting players too... the southern part of the state (Portlsnd Me, Portsmouth NH) have a larger venue for clubs and summer gigs...but real "downeast" Bar Harbor has plenty of summer venues too...the namesake "downeast" (Rockland, Camden, Rockport, Belfast, etc.) all have good summer Jazz venues too...I play in two trio/quartet venues...one more traditional "straight ahead", and the other more of a "fusion" group...looking to record some of our works this month...my favorite horn to work with is a 1917 Holton New proportions Cornet Courturier Model...with a Lou Diorio cornet heavy shank with Flugle cup mouthpiece....fabulous combination....amazing dark voice with great tone and versitility...all my best to you...love your works...b
Bless my soul Kenny...gotta LOVE that B3....wonderful man, nice chops pops! May your group always groove in the "tight-ness" that Jazz affords those who live and play in the same "house"...my best to you all....always b
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
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