3 Minutes from Retirement
D. Cooper Getschal Bio and Discography Cooper Getschal (Get-Shawl) is an ordinary guy trying to accomplish some extraordinary things. His Soulful, Edgy and Energetic music has consistently been included on a variety of Internet based Top 10 charts from Country to Rock to Production vocals. Cooper\'s 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 performs regularly at various local venues in the greater Palm Beach area including The Cuillo Centre for the Arts (where he hosts \'Cuillo Uncorked\' every Thursday night and Jazz\'d Up a monthly jazz concert series), The Hilton\'s Coconuts on the Beach, Winestyles on PGA, Chef John\'s in Jupiter, the Breakers and many others in addition to continuous studio engagements throughout the United States and abroad. Coop has recently been named as one of the hosts of the \'Downtown at the Cuillo\' performing arts TV series featuring some of the world\'s greatest songwriters. 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. Cooper has composed and produced projects including the opening and closing themes for \'Into The Night Starring Rick Dees\' on the ABC Network where he served as Music Producer/Director and performed with the ABC Orchestra on keyboards and percussion.