Dana Cooper Heritage Music Series Concert at Pilgrim Chapel
DANA COOPER HONORED AS 2014 HERITAGE SERIES MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR!
Dana Cooper, Americana singer-poet tied to the Kansas City music scene of the 1960s, will perform Sunday, September 7th, at Pilgrim Chapel in Kansas City. Cooper is a recipient of the 2014 Heritage Series Musician Award, which recognizes an outstanding musician or musical group whose body of work represents a major contribution to Kansas City's musical heritage. Past Heritage Series Musician award winners include Luqman Hamza, legendary jazz musician; Danny Cox, KC's Blues icon; and the Wild Women, a popular jazz ensemble. The Heritage Series performance by Cooper will be recorded on CD. The intent of all Heritage Series recordings is to preserve for posterity the live performance of a distinguished musician (who either lives here or has deep roots in the city's musical heritage) in the acoustically perfect environment of Pilgrim Chapel, which due to its unique design, makes the sound of music sung or played there extraordinary.
Cooper, recognized nationwide for his minstrel style of singing and compelling storytelling, was raised in Kansas City. By age 16 he was performing at the iconic Vanguard Coffeehouse in midtown KC. He was a regular performer at the Sign Coffeehouse during the 1960s, and sang with several local bands, including Ice and Cherokee. In 1970, he moved to California to focus on his musical career. Today, Cooper, 63, resides in Nashville and spends much of his time touring with his music on the road. This includes performing in Kansas City at least once a year.
Pilgrim Chapel (View)
3801 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
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