"My music is like listening to brand new material of the old format top 40 radio of the 60's to 80's. A little bit of everything where musical styles cross ethnic and cultural boundaries adding a pleasing and diverse soundtrack to life".
D. Cooper Getschal is an ordinary guy trying to accomplish some extraordinary things. Cooper's Soulful, Edgy and Energetic vocal stylings run the gamut from Jazz to Country to Soul to Rock and beyond - each with it's own totally unique and authentic interpretations. As a concert artist, Cooper has been the opening acts for artists including: Roy Clark, Audio Adrenaline, Small-Town Poets and others. Past Studio and live performances include James Taylor, Dobie Gray, Richie Havens, Frankie Valle and the Four Seasons, Kathy Mattea, James Ingram, James Brown, Mickey Gilley, Kenny Rogers, Lori Singer, and others.
Cooper's songwriting discography includes covers by a variety of artists including Kenny G, Johnny Mathis, Kenneth & West, The Spinners and The Trammps. Cooper's song "I'll Be Alright" appeared on Kenny G's multi-platinum studio album "Silhouette" which has sold over 6 million copies.
His songwriting collaborators include, Jeff Barry, Jeff Silbar, Kent Blazy, Bob Welch, Jim Weatherly, Lyndie White Wenner, and many others. Coop has been a music director, singer, songwriter, producer, teacher and composer for the last 40 years. His mom was a songwriter for Pearl Bailey and other popular artists from the 1920' to the 1970's. Cooper has a degree in music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Cooper worked with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones and provided drum-programming services for five songs on Michael's "BAD" album including Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Dirty Diana, Speed Demon
and Liberian Girl. Coop has produced and engineered projects for CBS, NBC, and ABC Television, album
projects, commercials, location recording for films, and motion picture post-production.