Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation
About This Show
Above the Basement offers casual and candid discussions with musicians, artists, producers and others from Boston and beyond. The conversations offer experiences from those shaping Boston's music community and for whom music is a passion. You'll hear their stories, hardships faced and overcome...and why they love what they do.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 074 - Vancil Cooper
7 days ago
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 List: Song 1: Yorktown (Hamilton - Original Broadway Cast Recording) Song 2: Song For My Father (Vancil Cooper/Gabriela Martina) Song 3: A live performance of Vancil playing to a click at Hamilton Song 4: Open (Lindsay Lucas)