Gloria Cooper - GAC Music. Gloria Cooper brings her extensive professional experience as a vocalist and pianist to her performances. Her cool voice and her piano playing convey a deep understanding of the music and the ability to express many layers of emotion.
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Gloria Cooper's Biography
Gloria Cooper brings her extensive professional experience as a vocalist and pianist to her performances. Her cool voice and her piano playing convey a deep understanding of the music and the ability to express many layers of emotion. Her piano playing swings in the truest sense, and one of her many strengths is her sensitive piano accompaniment for her vocals, which includes a wide range of repertoire.

Gloria Cooper is an experienced jazz vocalist and pianist. She grew up in Missouri, and completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in music at the University of Missouri. Gloria lived in San Francisco, California from 1972-1988 where she played in numerous venues and jazz clubs with many musicians such as Eddie Henderson and Donald Bailey. She also played in the house band at the re-opened Jazz Workshop where she accompanied Eddie Harris, Red Holloway, David "Fathead" Newman, Jimmy Witherspoon, and others. Gloria moved to New York City in 1988 and completed an Ed. D. in Music and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1992. Currently, she is teaching at Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York where she is Associate Professor of music. She has performed throughout the United States and Japan. Cooper is active as a performer, educator, and clinician. She has also accompanied many singers including Meredith d'Ambrosio, Giacomo Gates, and Gloria Lynne.

Dr. Cooper has over 25 years of experience as a performer/educator and has taught many clinics, camps, and workshops. She has also served as a consultant in the development of numerous jazz education projects and performances.