The Richard Cooper Trio offers swinging acoustic jazz along with great seafood and ocean vistas, overlooking the Arena Cove. Special menu at regular prices, full bar, domestic, imported and microbrew beers. Reservations recommended.
Richard Cooper - acoustic keyboard
Richard Cooper, performing on piano and acoustic bass since 1974, is a native New Yorker and has been a northern California resident for the last 33 years. A graduate of the University of Miami and fully credentialed music teacher, Cooper has performed on cruise ships around the globe in a variety of entertainment settings. He has worked as a pianist in Japan and is just back from performing in Rome, Italy with the Donne in Musica organization. Presently, Richard continues to perform regularly at local venues. Musical interests include modern jazz, Brazilian (several styles), Afro-Cuban, classical, tango and various international folk styles.
Greg D'Augelli - upright bass
Greg is a multi-instrumentalist originally from the Bay area now residing in Chico. He is a veteran musician with much playing experience on woodwinds and bass. Greg has done shows with the Four Tops, Connie Francis, the Temptations, Don Rickles, Bob Newhart and others He also teaches at Chico State University and participates yearly with his wife Barbara at the Mendocino Music Festival.
Jimmy Gallagher - drums
Jimmy Gallagher is a native of our beautiful Mendocino coast who also spends much of his time as a Bay Area free-lance drummer. He was mentored by Richard Cooper from an early age and began performing with the pianist professionally at age 14. Jimmy has since performed with jazz greats Eric Alexander, Ray Drummond, Marcus Belgrave, Wycliffe Gordon, Dayna Stevens, and Andrew Speight. Jimmy also attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship.