Known for her rich, classically trained voice, powerful stage presence and dedicated professionalism, Ty Cooper is, as the Las Vegas Times has called her, “the real deal”. Her impeccable showmanship and an easy command of jazz, sultry blues and sizzling swing styles, all wrapped up in flash and sass, guarantee a full house wherever Cooper graces the stage.
Cooper began her career singing in the choir of 'The Mikado’ where she caught the eye of Jacquelin de Lusigan, featured mezzo-soprano at the Belle Artes of Mexico City. Singled out for individual training, Cooper dedicated the next 3 years to unique technique development sessions with Lusignan. Cooper went on to sing as Mrs Peachum in ‘Mack the Knife’ and Oom Pah Pah (specifically written to feature her). On going theatre work which brought discipline to her voice and expanse to her stage presence. Cooper, however, found herself drawn inexorably toward jazz and blues. With the determination and confidence she is so well known for, Cooper performed on stages large and small across the globe, growing her repertoire and developing the rich quality and range that is her signature. .
A global performer, Cooper has sung in locales as varied as Caesar’s in Las Vegas, Chicago’s legendary Green Mill, Caveau de la Huchette (the oldest jazz club in Paris), and the opulent Wynn Hotel in Dubai. She has led multiple productions and bands, including Swing & Strings, Ty and the Wild Women Jazz Band, and The JazzShowcase with Shelly Yoelin Big Band, Close Encounterscwith Richie Cole, to name a few. She has also shared billing with legendary performers such as Taj Mahal, Stan Getz, Jeff Hamilton, Ray Brown and many other jazz greats. Recently, Cooper was named as a ‘We Dream in Color’ honoree, receiving the Josephine Baker’ Faith’ Award in 2014. This award is given to people who strive to do humanitarian works throughout Chicago.
Among fellow musicians and music promoters Cooper is a beloved performer known for "that rich smoothness we all look for in a classic Jazz Vocalist." Ty Cooper is that rare breed of singer both musicians and audiences adore; a consummate professional who delivers every time she steps on stage.
Among the many venues Cooper has performed are:
El Tropical Hotel - Barra de Navidad
Jazzkellar - Frankfurt, Germany
Ulenspiegel - Giessen, Germany
Caveau de la Huchette, Paris
Duc du Lombard, Paris
Black Swan, Paris
Rive de Rivole 38, Paris
Wyn Hotel, Doha, Quatar
Movenpick Hotel, Doha, Quatar
Wyn Hotel, Dubai
Andy's Jazz Club - Sunday Sessions
Green Mill - Friday Session
Serbia Village Restaurant
John and Tony's Restaurant
The Brown Derby
3160 Chicago Piano and Cabaret
Hilton Casino Hotel (Reno, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe)
Caesars (Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe)
Peppermill Casino (Reno)
El Dorado Casino (Reno)
Harrals Casino (Las Vegas, Reno)
The Nuggest Casino (Sparks)
Los Tres Hombres (Reno)
Circus Circus Casino (Reno)
Truckee River Bar and Grill - led jam sessions here for three years (Reno)
Santa Fe, NM
The La Fonda Hotel
Inn of the Governors
The Hilton Hotel
The Line Camp
Taos Valley Ski Resort (Taos)
Angel Fire Ski Resort (Angel Fire)
Shows she produced and Sold Out!
Swing & Strings
Ty and the Wild Women Jazz Band
Naughty and Nice
Chance Encounters with Richie Cole
Ty & The Chi-Guys
Swing & The Blues at the Hilton Hotel.
Cooper's musical theatre and theatrical credits include:
Omm Pah Pah (starring role)
Mac the Knife (starring role - Ms. Peachum)
Bell Book and Candle (starring role)