Jazz musician and educator Dr. John Cooper will discuss and perform the various instruments common to the genre of traditional jazz of Chicago and New Orleans.
Dr. Cooper is currently faculty Emeritus from Western Illinois University, having spent nearly 30 years teaching jazz at the University level. As Director of Jazz Studies, Cooper has presented more than 300 performances, many featuring guest artists, to enrich the cultural mission of the University and spread the love of jazz to his community. He has taught ensembles, composition, applied jazz, jazz history, and jazz pedagogy.
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