Roxi Copland performs throughout the US, entertaining with an engaging combination of original songs and innovative arrangements of everything from Ella to the Offspring. Copland’s unique genre is best summed up in the words of one particularly eloquent reviewer as “a possibly schizophrenic but absolutely brilliant concoction of jazz, pop and soul.” Beautifully blurring the boundaries of blues, jazz, & pop, this talented singer/songwriter/pianist won’t disappoint. You can hear Copland’s recent releases by heading to the music page. For bookings or publicity information, please contact Roxi here.
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 & 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 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).
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. Recent festival appearances include Summerfest and Bastille Days in Milwaukee, as well as the Des Moines Arts Festival and a headlining performance at the Little Apple Jazz Festival. Her videos have over 180,000 views on YouTube, and her latest release 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.