The Jim Cooper Quintet


The Jim Cooper Quintet has reunited plays original music from Cooper, Ira Sullivan,  Bob Dogan, Cedar Walton and arrangements of jazz standards.  They have recently performed at Chicago's Green Mill, and Jazz Showcase and at the 2023 South Haven (MI) Jazz Festival.  Along with Cooper, the band features Chicagoans Art Davis on trumpet, Tom Vaistsas on piano, Dan Delorenzo on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums.


Jim is available to play solo vibes for parties, libraries, art galleries,  cruise ships, casinos and more. 

"We enjoyed a warm jazz program on a bleak winter afternoon last February. Jim Cooper presented “Good Vibes” a historical tribute to jazz vibraphone players. Mr. Cooper, a jazz vibraphone player, interspersed video clips of the greats with a performance in each musicians’ style.  This program was hit with our audience as it was musically entertaining and educationally stimulating."

 Martha Boetcher, Library Director, Saugatuck-Douglas District Library

COOPER & COOPER (Brothers From Another Mother)

Pianist Jim Cooper and trumpeter/vocalist Kenny Cooper are available to perform for clubs, parties, cafes and special events. They play music from the Louis Armstrong songbook, songs from Frank Sinatra and the Great American Songbook. Kenny Cooper is also one of the finest Louis Armstrong imitators in the country, both instrumentally and vocally. The duo can also be expanded to a quartet with Jim playing the vibraphone. Cooper & Cooper have performed at many venues around South Haven, MI including the Scot Club, Harbor Light Brewery, South Haven Jazz Festival and currently, Cafe Julia's Sunday Jazz Brunch.

Jim Cooper & Ken Cooper