Chop is using his degree in English in Spain educating the world one child at a time.
Filled with the values learned from a strong father and wise mother
Non-verbal communications from the soul effect the mind
1 pic = 1,000 words x 1 soul tap = 10,000 emotions
Charles Cooper “Chop”, a native of Columbus, Ohio has been performing, touring, and producing since the early 1990´s. After over two decades of performing around the world, Cooper has most recently settled in Bilbao, Spain. He is currently part of several music collectives which all have several album releases including, The Liquid Crystal Project (Columbus, Ohio), Hieroglyphics Imperium (Oakland, California), The Jazz Cultural Theatre of Bilbao Ensemble, and his own self-titled quartet. Charles also collaborates with various local DJs and international artists (Synagogue, Germany, France, Columbia, and others) as a producer, rapper, vocalist, and saxophonist. His performances include short regional and European tours, music festivals, private corporate events, music exhibitions, educational workshops, and most recently an invited performance for the King of Spain. When he is in town he performs locally at several venues that he has catered with other artists from the Basque region.
the concrete thought...my conscious efforts and thoughts behind the music...from rhyme style to the tempo.
the sax. the mic. the speakers. the instruments
god body...my exisistence beyond physical frame...where the melodies and rhymes come from
Tours: Bone, Thugz, and Harmony- USA Regional (1995) CoCoa Brovaz National Tour- USA (1997) Wannabattle Tour; MOOD, Talib Kweli, Dj Hi-Tek- USA Regional (1997) Sprite Tour- USA (1998) Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble European Tour -10 countries (2000) North Sea Jazz Festival (2001) Montreauz Jazz Festival (2001) Dubtronic Science- Hong Kong, Singapore, India (2003) The Liquid Crystal Project European Tour- 10 countries (2006) Charles Cooper Quartet- Germany (2007) Chosen Few- West Coast Tour (2008) Charles Cooper Quartet- Germany (2008) The Liquid Crystal Project European Tour- 12 countries (2009) Charles Cooper Solo Tour- Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy (2010) Chosen Few- Germany (2011) Chosen Few, South by Southwest (SXSW)- Austin, Tx. (2012) UNE Basque Group- Spain, France (2013) Jazz Cultural Theatre of Bilbao- Spain (2014) Charles Cooper solo tour- Spain (2014) No Me Lo Crew- Spain (2016) Berta Bittersweet Tour- Spain (2016)
Highlighted Events: NCAA Women´s Basketball National Championship (Ohio) Regional Emmy Awards Ceremony (Ohio) Red Bull Music Academy (California) Red Bull/Monster Grand Prix Races (California) Red Bull International Hip-Hop Freestyle Competition- (Spain) Grammy Awards Pre-Ceremony (California)
Jazz Festivals (locations): Columbus, Ohio; Dallas,Tx.; New Orleans; San Francisco, Ca.; Atlanta, Ga.; Spain, Swtizerland, Budapest, Bucharest, Frankfurt, Chemnitz, Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig;
Honorary Performances: King Phillipe of Spain; Mayor of Bilbao Gala, Spain; Basque Country Women´s Association of Bilbao; Basque Country Mayor´s Dinner Gala (Columbus, Oh.) Mayor´s Dinner Gala (Oakland, Ca.) Media Events: ABC Nightline Special Report- “The Child Whisperer” (2009) ETB Basque National News- Jazz Concert (2014) Spanish National News special Spanish National News report
YOUTUBE: 1 million Views Award- (Crack Family. Bagota, Colombia)
Performed with/opened for or worked alongside:
The Ohio Players
A Tribe Called Quest (Phife Dawg)
De La Sol
Charles Cooper Chop 'Thanks and Praises' played by Dubstral sound system in Barcelona this weekend. Beautiful sax piece! Thunder Clap Records presents 'the chop riddim EP', available in digital platforms on October 13, 2016. www.thunderclapsoundsystem.com.