June 10th, 2022 10:30pm Stage 3
Up and coming New York based composer and trombonist Cooper Malanowski’s music leverages his unique experience growing up as a little brother to the New York Jazz scene. Starting on the piano when he was four, Cooper fell in love with music and continued to grow that love when he started playing the trombone. Taking strong influence from his older brother, jazz pianist Matt Malanowski, and his mentor on the trombone, James Burton III, Cooper also began composing at a young age, and has developed into a unique and innovative voice that he is ready to share with the jazz community. Cooper has been a bandleader for two years now, bringing his group to New York City among multiple venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, and Williamsburg Music Center. As a band member Cooper has performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, The Appel Room, Frederick Loewe Theatre, The Barbican Centre, The Tilles Center, among others. He also is working on his debut album, featuring all original music to be released early 2023.
Samantha Reiss- Bass