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 in demand as a solo vibraphonist performing in art galleries, libraries,  parties and concerts. 

"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