John Morrison and Jacki Cooper

Drummer and big band leader, John Morrison has delighted audiences for more than 25 years with his great sense of humour and dedication to sounds that swing. John has spent much of his music life playing and recording with his younger brother, world renowned trumpeter, James Morrison. His big band, Swing City , opened the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Vocalist Jacki Cooper is an exciting performer who recently won the Best Jazz Artist at the 2010 Musicoz Awards. She has released 2 CD’s, “Jacki Cooper and Friends” and “Love For Sale”. Collaborating with John, a live recording from Thredbo Jazz Festival was released in 2007.

Jacki and John are dedicated jazz performers and educators who love to entertain. Besides travelling around Australia doing workshops and concerts with primary and high school students and community groups, they have also had successful tours to New York City as well as Shanghai and Beijing.

John and Jacki’s most recent album is “Mood Swings”. Released in 2009, it features two of the finest young jazz rhythm section players in the country, Tim Fisher on piano and Karl Dunnicliff on bass. The repertoire features a mix of classic standards and some not so well known tunes, latin grooves and great blues tunes guaranteed to keep a party swinging.

 

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