LiVE@theMAC is proud to present The Chris Coogan Quintet on Friday, February 23 at 8 p.m. Chris Coogan is a popular jazz and gospel musician who has played with such artists as Ben E. King, Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Kristen Chenoweth, Dave Liebman and Darlene Love. The New York Times calls him “a masterful pianist." He has recorded over eight cds featuring his original jazz and gospel music.
Coogan’s Gospel credentials include performing with Take 6, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Maya Angelou and Richard Smallwood. Locally, he directs the Good News Choir, a community choir that features his compositions and performs at local churches and events. Most weekdays, Chris teaches jazz piano and balances gigs with his jazz quintet. Chris’ Quintet includes other accomplished musicians such as John Mobilio (bass), Jim Royle (drums), and Jim Clark (sax).