Jim Cooper (musician)


Jim Cooper (musician)

Infobox musical artist |
Name = Jim Cooper


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Origin = flagicon|USA Princeton, Indiana
Instrument = keyboard
Genre = Rock
Contemporary Christian
Occupation = Musician, Songwriter, Producer
Years_active = 1994-present
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Associated_acts = Petra
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Jim Cooper (born in Princeton, Indiana) is a Christian musician, songwriter, and producer.

Cooper studied at Temple Christian Academy in his hometown. Jim Cooper got his feet wet with Jody Davis (who went on to play guitar in the Newsboys) with the band Phos Also in the Band was a lead singer by the name of Gary. Towards the end of Phos the drummer of David and the Giants Keith Thibodeaux joined Phos. After the breakup of Phos he joined legendary Christian rock band Petra, as a keyboard technician for John Lawry. He credits Lawry for being his mentor and teacher. In 1994 he joined in as their full-time keyboardist, upon Lawry's retirement.

His arrival came in time for the release of "No Doubt" in 1995. He also contributed for the band's second praise album, "" in 1997 before being fired for musical differences.

Cooper has contributed to several other artists with his songwriting and playing skills. He also started a production company with friend Brian Wooten (formerly of White Heart).

In 2005, Cooper became the project coordinator for Petra's last album, the live recording of "Petra Farewell".

Personal life

* Cooper has been married twice. He has a son called Adryan from his first marriage.

External links

* [http://www.petrameansrock.com/theband/jimcooper.htm Jim Cooper in Petra Means Rock]
* [http://www.guidetopetra.com/biography.html?MemberID=8 Jim Cooper in A Guide To Petra]
* [http://www.petramerchandise.com/ Petra Merchandise official site]
* [http://www.thepetrazone.net/ The Petra Zone]
* [http://www.petraband.ca/ PetraBand.ca (Canada)]


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