David Cooper is widely recognized as one of the most versatile trumpets players in the Midwest.
In March of 2012, he was the guest trumpet artist at the 2nd annual International Wind and Percussion Festival in Beijing, China. This week-long festival featured seven artists from all over the world that specialize in both classical and jazz music. While there, Dave played three different recital programs and gave 8 hours of master classes.
As a performer, his affiliations include the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Isthmus Brass,The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, The Art Blakey Tribute Band, and The Tim Whalen Nonet. Performances have been with such renowned artists as; Doc Severinsen, Adolph Herseth, Kurt Elling, Wayne Newton, Lynn Harrell, Orbert Davis, Ben Sidran, Andre Watts, Bob Mintzer, Joe Williams, Ed Shaunessy, Clyde Stubblefield, Bobby McFerrin, Armen Donelian, Lew Soloff, Bobby Shew, Bob Newhart, Marie Osmond, Robert Goulet, among others. Ensemble affiliations have included the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, the Milwaukee, Fox Valley, Canton and La Crosse Symphony Orchestras, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Dallas Brass, Walt Disney World, and the Aspen Jazz Ensemble.
In 2005, Cooper hosted a trumpet festival that attracted over 450 participants. Among the festival activities was a recital that featured himself along with principal guests; Adolph Herseth, Doc Severinsen, Charles Lazarus, members of the Minnesota Orchestra trumpet section, among other wonderful players. As a clinician, he has lectured and performed at the International Wind and Percussion Festival in Beijing, International Trumpet Guild Conference, New York Brass Conference, and is a very active soloist/clinician with regional schools, jazz festivals and community ensembles. He is the host and author of the educational blog http://www.AllThingsTrumpet.com.
As a published author, his website, www.DavidCooperMusic.com produces and sells a number of his music publications and recordings. These publications include an adaptation of the Bach cello suites for trumpet, numerous jazz transcription books, two book/CDs of arias arranged and adapted for Mezzo-Soprano and Trumpet, and duet books from the compositions of Bartok, Tellemann and Sachse. Publishing affiliations include, Tom Harrell, Hal Leonard Corp., Chas. Colin Publishing, Roger Dean Publications and the Lorenz Corp.