Darlene Cooper: vocals
Bill Sample: piano & keyboards
“a treat from beginning to end… incredible musicianship”
-David Foster, Grammy award winning producer
Long-time collaborators turned husband-and-wife, Bill Sample and Darlene Cooper present their latest musical adventure as Wild Blue Herons: a collection of standards inspired by the great women of jazz.
The Vancouver-based duo have a deep musical history: Bill has been an in-demand sideman for almost 50 years, working as the musical director & keyboardist for the legendary David Foster, while Darlene has built a reputation not just as a go-to jazz singer, but as an educator, choral conductor, and session musician as well.
Their shared love of musical styles from jazz and blues to soul and groove brought them together and has seen them work in a wide range of settings over the years, from intimate duo engagements to concerts with the 50 piece choir they co-direct with Marcus Mosely.
Release Date: Friday, November 19th 2021