Marlin Cooper Music

Marlin D. Cooper


6740 Maurer, Shawnee, KS  66217

(913) 264-4172

mcooper55@kc.rr.com
Marlin Cooper graduated from Moscow High School in 1957.  He grew up on a family farm, 6 miles southeast of town.  He attended Ottawa University and Pittsburg State College.  His first teaching assignment was at Plains, Kansas and he then moved to Kansas City, KS to teach Jr. High Band.  Most of his teaching career was at KCK Community College where he conducted Band and Orchestra for 27 years.  After retiring from the college, he concluded his teaching experience with 7 years of elementary band for Shawnee Mission School District.

During the 44 years of teaching, he continued to perform the saxophone.  He spent a sabbatical leave studying in France and received a diploma from Bordeaux, France Conservatory of Music.  His Jazz band from KCKCC was invited to perform at a number of Jazz festivals, including Montreux, Switzerland, Mexico City, as well as most of the major Jazz festivals in the U.S.  Mr. Cooper performs an average of 4 times a week in the Kansas City area.

Currently, Marlin is popular with his "One Man Saxophone Show" which he performs for retirement communities in the Kansas City area.  He plays 4 different saxophones (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone) and has a repertoire of the hits from the 1930s to 1970s.

Awards

Kansas Hall of Fame for Music Education

Kansas City Kansas Community College Hall of Fame for Education

Kansas City Musicians Union Life Membership

Kansas City Jazz Museum

Elderly Statesmen for Jazz