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Les Joseph Hooper Edit Profile

composer , pianist

Les Joseph Hooper, American composer, pianist. Recipient Grammy award nomination National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences, 1974 (4), 82 (2); grantee National Endowments for the Arts. Member National Association Recording Arts and Sciences, National Association Jazz Educators, National Association Jazz, Composers Guild.

Background

Hooper, Les Joseph was born on February 27, 1940 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Son of Lester J. and Doris Rose (Peyronnin) Hooper.

Education

Student, Louisiana State University, 1963.

Career

Composer, producer Com/Track Inc., Chicago, 1967-1971. Composer, president Opus III Inc., 1971-1978. Freelance composer, producer Los Angeles, since 1978.

Music director Jazzhounds Records, 1982-1985. Teacher Idylwild (California) Jazz Camps, 1983-1987. Pianist Grove Encyclopedia Jazz, Washington, since 1984.

Composer Creative World Public, Los Angeles, 1972-1980, Barnhouse Public, Oskaloosa, Iowa, since 1981, Jenson Publications, New Berlin, Wisconsin, since 1983.

Works

Membership

Member National Association Recording Arts and Sciences, National Association Jazz Educators, National Association Jazz, Composers Guild.

Connections

Married Sherry Jean Otto, March 15, 1944. Children: Dave, Michelle, Tom.

father:
Lester J. Hooper

mother:
Doris Rose (Peyronnin) Hooper

spouse:
Sherry Jean Otto

child:
Dave Hooper

child:
Michelle Hooper

child:
Tom Hooper