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La Brava Music presents Sydney violin sensation Ian Cooper in a smooth and jazzy lounge session featuring an all star Australian jazz line up including James Morrison, Ian’s famous employer and mentor.
Ballads and Bossa Nova is a beautifully recorded and produced album and is exclusively distributed in Australia by Planet / MGM.
Since his Sydney Opera House debut at age 6, his Ned Kelly inspired “Tin Symphony” composed and performed at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony and his recent collaboration with classical great Simon Tedeschi, virtuoso Ian Cooper remains one of Australia’s most intriguing and versatile violin acts.
Australian audiences can expect to see more of Ian Cooper in the coming months, with the launch of his new album Ballads and Bossa Nova, featuring James Morrison playing flugel horn and bass trumpet and Emma Pask on vocal. Cooper has reworked some favourite ballads and bossa novas with his unique style which will excite his fans and attract new audiences. The album includes tracks My Funny Valentine, C'est ci bon (It’s so Good), Do nothin' till you hear from me and Besame Mucho (Keep Kissing Me).
Cooper says, “This is chamber jazz. Jazz for dining, by the fire or a balmy evening - romantic and sexy.”
Cooper is renowned in Australia and internationally for his incredible repertoire. Whether it’s a classical Mozart piece, a funny cabaret act, a passionate performance of gypsy music to his signature Jazz, Cooper always has a story to tell and we the audience are compelled to listen.
This latest production is a notable departure from his previous work. The absence of drums introduces audiences to a less aggressive and more sophisticated jazz sound.
Ian is quick to win over broader audiences combining his technical brilliance, passion and ability to entertain a crowd. A child prodigy, Ian Cooper was one of Australia’s youngest to receive a scholarship to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at age 8.
A keen pilot, Cooper enjoys travelling the world, playing to a variety of audiences from Sydney’s Basement to the grand scale production that was the Olympic Opening Ceremony. He is often invited to join the well-heeled in Europe to perform on luxury cruises. The Washington Times quotes the guests as ‘continuously raving about violinist Ian Cooper’s incredible performance’.
sound makes him not only vocally, but instrumentally appealing. - AD LIB MAGAZINE (JAPAN)