Chad Cooper has been playing the drums for 21 years. His persistence and passion for playing drums has resulted in opportunities to study with top-notch instructors, such as Jack Bell of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Jeff Sipe, drummer for Col. Bruce Hampton; Jimmy Herring; Shawn Lane; and Stanton Moore, drummer for the Kelzmer All-Stars. Chad's reliability and professionalism make him the go-to drummer for many local and regional jazz groups. Chad has performed with Sal Gentile, Kebbi Williams, the Mike Kelly Trio, the Max Fine Jazz Quartet, the Tom Grimm Jazz Project, Neal Starkey, and many more. Chad specializes in all styles of playing. Chad hires only the best to perform with him in his group, as perfection and quality are of the upmost importance.