Roxi Copland’s innovative sound is forged at the crossroads of Americana, blues, and jazz. Her music is best summed up in the words of one particularly eloquent reviewer as “an unlikely mélange of vulnerability, self-reflection, street savvy, humor and sultriness… akin to where Norah Jones might have landed had her affinity for country music manifested differently.” You can listen to Copland’s latest record Bad Decision here. For bookings or publicity information, please use the contact form.
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 the small timber town of Aberdeen, Washington. Following high school Copland studied music at Grinnell College in Iowa and 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 where she was quickly noticed and nominated for a number of awards, including Solo Artist of the Year (2017 – Radio Milwaukee Music Awards), Jazz Artist of the Year (2016 – Wisconsin Area Music Industry), Best Female Vocalist (2015 – Milwaukee Shepherd Express), Jazz Artist of the Year (2014 – WAMI), Singer/Songwriter of the Year (2014 – WAMI), and Best New Artist (2013 – WAMI). Her latest release Bad Decision has also garnered its own share of accolades, with nominations for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Independent Release of the Year (2017 Radio Milwaukee Music Awards).
Recent festival appearances include Summerfest and Bastille Days in Milwaukee, as well as the Des Moines Arts Festival. In addition to her own tours, Copland has opened for a number of prominent national and international acts, including Esperanza Spalding, Lindsey Stirling, Vanessa Carlton, Jason Lindner, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk, the Mingus Dynasty Band, and the Manhattan Transfer. Her videos have over 180,000 views on YouTube, and her latest record Bad Decision is receiving high praise. Des Moines’ Cityview Magazine raves “Copland’s smoky voice floats over the album’s 11 tracks, displaying a strong handle of every note. Sometimes they’re torchy, like ‘Poison Ivy,’ sometimes playful, like ‘If Heaven Don’t Play No Music’ and ‘What Were You Thinkin’,’ and sometimes they’re dark like ‘Thirteen Corners.’ It’s an impressive assortment of songs that play to Copland’s vocal and instrumental strengths.”
Copland has released two EPs, two singles, a collaborative live album, a solo acoustic LP and two full-band LPs 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), Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (Digital Single-2012), Truth Be Told (LP-2014) and Bad Decision (2017). 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, CDBaby & a number of other major online distributors.