Dave Cooper and Quad
Quad: having or composed of four items or elements. Quad: a style of Belgian beer that is 10% or more alcohol content. In this context Quad is: Dave Cooper trumpet, Jonathan Greenstein saxophone, John Christensen bass, and Devin Drobka drums. This ensemble seeks to work in subtleties and intricacies and expand each member’s typical musical roles. Compositional influences come from Oliver Messiaen, Mark Turner, Tom Harrell and Alex Sipiagin.
DAVE COOPER – TRUMPET
David Cooper is widely recognized as one of the most versatile trumpets players in the Midwest.
His performing affiliations include the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Isthmus Brass, The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. 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.
As an educator, Dr. Cooper is an associate professor of trumpet and jazz studies at the University of
Wisconsin – Platteville. 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 www.AllThingsTrumpet.com.
David Cooper, trumpet
Johnathan Greenstein, saxophone
John Christensen, bass
Devin Drobka, drums