SEPTEMBER 2013 WAMI FEATURED ARTIST
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Copland began studying music at an early age – she started classical piano lessons at age 4. Her formative musical years were spent learning and performing in Aberdeen, WA, the same town that provided the world with Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. Following high school, Copland studied music at Grinnell College in Iowa & built a following touring the Midwest for several years – she was twice voted Des Moines’ Best Local Musician, in 2009 and 2011. In July of 2012, Copland relocated to her current city of Milwaukee.
In addition to her own tours, Copland has opened for a number of prominent national and international acts, including pop sensation Vanessa Carlton, jazz virtuoso Jason Lindner, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk, the Mingus Dynasty Band and the acapella powerhouse the Manhattan Transfer. Her live performances have over 160,000 views on Youtube, and her latest release, a stripped-down solo acoustic effort entitled ‘Pretty Lies’ is earning impressive reviews from critics: Cityview Magazine raves “Roxi Copland has got a gorgeous set of pipes – her voice is big, sultry and rich…if you’re going to pump out an album that’s just you and a baby grand, you’re counting on your voice to do all the heavy lifting. And Copland’s is clearly up to the task.”
Copland has released two EPs, two singles, a collaborative live album, and a solo acoustic LP to date: Streetwise (EP-2008), Black Out the Blue (EP-2010), Youthful Indiscretion (Single-2010), Max & Roxi: Live at the Temple Theater (Live Album-2011), Pretty Lies (Solo Acoustic LP-2012) and Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (Digital Single-2012). With the exception of limited-edition albums ‘Youthful Indiscretion’ and ‘Max & Roxi: Live at the Temple Theater’, all are available for purchase here at her website, as well as at Itunes, Amazon, Spotify & a number of other online distributors.
“Jazz/pop musician Roxi Copland is a petite powerhouse. Even when hidden behind a Baby Grand, her presence is huge thanks to a voluptuous voice and fierce piano skills.”
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSpFJqSqSE0
Link to most recent album (Pretty Lies ) on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/pretty-lies/id517109178