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Jacky Coppens

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Paiste Artist Since
March 1998

Nationality
Belgium

Main Affiliations
Freelance
Abbey Road
Self Control

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Biography

Jacky Coppens was born in Charleroi, Belgium and started learning music at the age of eleven, (clarinet and percussion). At the age of eighteen he embarked on his drumming career working with dance bands, cabaret shows, and theatrical performances while pursuing his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. There he obtained a higher diploma in percussion, a first prize in jazz, and a music teaching diploma. In 1990, Jacky started working for television which gave him the opportunity to work with various artists such as Golden Gate Quartet, Nancy Holloway, Nicolle Croisille, Philippe Lafontaine, Toots Thielemans, Gilbert Montagné, Claude Barzotti, Salvatore Adamo, and many others. At present Jacky teaches at several music academies and works as an assistant teacher at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels as well as playing studio sessions as drummer/composer/arranger and concerts. While playing an eclectic repertoire involving a number of different projects and groups (“from Jazz to Java”), Jacky remains strongly influenced by 70’s and 80’s pop/rock with a preference for strong melodic numbers coloured by vocal harmonies and chunky guitar riffs. Jacky Coppens performed with: RTBf, Golden Gate Quartet, Philippe Lafontaine , Nicole Croisille, Orchestre National de Belgique, Musique des Chasseurs Ardennais, Orchestre royal de chambre de wallonie Musiques Nouvelles, Brussel Festival Orchestra, Nancy Holloway, Toots Thielemans, RTL tvi, Salvatore Adamo , Claude Barzotti , Christain Merveille, Jo Destré, Gilbert Montagné, Richard Ruben, André Lamy , Christian Morin, Marc Grauwels, Titanic Ensemble, Abbey Road, Aaron, Jean-Francois Maljean, to mention only a few.

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    Sizes: 20", 21", 22"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: A fusion of darkness, energy, projection and brilliance. Very wide range, complex, musical mix. Responsive feel, extremely controllable. Woody, silvery, spanky ping over crunchy, thriving wash. Extremely versatile, flexible ride for wide ranging application in modern blended music styles. Mark II: Tends to be a bit livelier and brighter. This manifests itself in the overall sound character and in particular in the bell and ping sound. Mark II also has a bit more volume potential due to its more open character.

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    Sizes: 16", 17", 18", 19"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Light

    Sound character: Dark body, full frequency spectrum, brilliant highs. Very wide range, complex, pleasing musical mix. Immediate, sensitive response, strong attack, controllable spread, even, layered fade. This crash combines silky, soft qualities with energy and projection for an incredibly versatile application range. Also extremely well suited as suspended cymbals and for mallet rolls.

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    Sizes: 14", 15"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Full, rich, energetic with a definite dark side. Crunchy, with a meaty bite. Very wide range, very complex mix. Extremely balanced, very responsive feel. Full dark, rich, shimmering, biting open/closed sound. Beautiful, fat, meaty, crisp, cutting chick sound. Fast, responsive, articulate with excellent feel and playability. An immensely versatile hi-hat that combines finesse and articulation with raw energy and cutting power.

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    Sizes: 16", 18"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Fairly trashy, bright attack, low wash. Wide frequency range, fairly clean mix. Explosive response, fast fade. Size range allows everything from quick accents to complex ride playing.

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    Sizes: 16", 18", 20"
    Volume: Medium
    Weight: Medium

    Sound character: Medium bright, full, exotic, fairly trashy. Wide range, complex mix. Responsive, full sounding crash, complex, trashy ride. The definitive classic rock china sound.

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