We caught Vancil just before he departed for his 18 month journey as principle drummer on Hamilton: An American Musical.
Hailing from Boston, Vancil is an award winning jazz drummer, producer and musical director. Vancil, or “Coop” talked with us at Charles Haynes’s studio about academic music, sharpening the tools and becoming a listener.
We spoke about his beginnings as an eager 4th grader in the Metco program in Wellesley, MA and his road to becoming a sought after professional musician embarking on a tour with the most talked about musical of our generation.
Song 1: Song For My Father (Vancil Cooper/Gabriela Martina)
Song 2: Open (Lindsay Lucas)