The Cooper, Hay, Van Lente Group (CHV) is a co-operative jazz band featuring Jim Cooper on vibes and marimba, Dave Hay on keyboards and Mike Van Lente on drums. CHV has been captivating audiences throughout the Midwest with their unique instrumentation and original music. Their latest CD, Trio Musik, on Big O Records, was nominated for four Jammie Awards in 2008 by WYCE in Grand Rapids.
CHV has performed at the Lansing Jazz Festival, Sutton’s Bay Jazz Festival, Thornapple Jazz Festival, the Saugatuck/Douglas Jazz Festival and Saugatuck Center for the Arts. CHV is also competing in ArtPrize in Grand Rapids this year.
CHV plans to record a new CD in 2014.
Some reviews of CHV:
“Marvelous, creative, modern music.” – Linda Yohn, WEMU-FM
“ … a great blend of talent and instrumentation.” – Ken Sieloff, Conn-Selmer Company
“Few West Michigan jazz bands do it any better.” – The Grand Rapids Press
(More at www.jimcooper.net.)