Artist Biography

WARREN COOPER – SACRED JAZZ ARTIST

WC Cover PhotoWARREN COOPER IS AN ARTIST – WHO IS A MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER = WHO IS A PRODUCER AND A BROADCASTER  – WHO RUNS A PRODUCTION COMPANY THAT NURTURES THE MOVEMENT FOR NON-VIOLENT JUSTICE PEACE.

 HE IS A JUSTICE-PEACE ADVOCATE, ACTIVIST AND CLINCIAN WHO SERVES UNIVERSALLY AS AN ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AND AS  AN INTER-FAITH MISSIONARY GROUNDED IN THE CHRISTIAN AND SUFI TRADITIONS.

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WARREN B. COOPER is a Performing Artist, a Composer, a Producer, a Broadcaster, an Educator, a Music Minister and Inter-Faith Missionary.  He is a native of Philadelphia, PA, USA who has been a professional musician since the age of 9.  He was raised and nurtured in Berean Presbyterian Church as the oldest son of its pastor – singing in, playing for and later directing three of the church’s five choirs.  Having studied at Oberlin Conservatory of Music and with many of the Masters of Classical, Sacred & Jazz Composition and Performance, Warren has emerged as a trend-setting pioneer within the genres of Jazz Worship and Sacred Jazz Music; and as an acclaimed vocal stylist in all genres.

 

Warren performs nationally in the Sacred and Secular Jazz idioms, and serves as an itinerate Worship Musician for a number of worshipping communities.  He is the featured vocalist and/or music director for a number of ensembles (including The Warren Cooper Sacred Jazz Ensemble, The Faith Fusion Contusion, and Anointed Praise) and has been a featured performer at the Philadelphia Kimmel Center, the Washington National Cathedral and the Chautauqua Institution as well as Jazz Festivals, Churches and Arenas around the world.

 

Warren serves as a Jazz Vocal Instructor for the Kimmel Center Jazz Education Program, and as the Curator of Jazz Worship Ministry for Old Pine Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA.  He is also the founding host and producer of the Gospel Music Radio Program OVATIONS, celebrating its 23rd year of broadcast on the Temple Public Radio Network.  Warren is also the Executive Producer for Music Media Ministry – a Philadelphia, PA based Media Broadcast Production Company that is pioneering new pathways into, Worship Community Health, Ministry Outreach Growth and Peacemaking Production.

Warren has fully committed himself to the alchemy of forging a Justice Focused Peace – personally, locally and globally.  In this vein, he is a member of the Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center, NY – focusing on Community based solutions to global issues of Justice and Peace through the lens of Intentional Multi-faith Marination.  As the Founder of the The Philadelphia Peace Initiative, Warren is also in active project partnership with Peacemaking efforts throughout the northeast region and the west coast.

 

MINISTER WARREN COOPER  

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“In these dawning days of this brand new age we must faithfully explore every available option to consciously connect the Righteous Principles of our Faith with the relevant realities of Social Justice, Civic Accountability and Spiritual Transformation.  It is only then that our Faith becomes tangible and our Works become relevant.  As a Creative and Performance Artist I aspire to fully represent, experience, and embody the confluence of Passionate Worship Focused Art, Inclusive Activist Faith, and Peacemaking Witness – weaving those strands, through grace, into a tapestry of healing for the human spirit.” 

Warren Cooper