"Petite Monde" David Cooper "Best Local Jazz Recording of 2003" (The Capital Times/Wisconsin State Journal Rhythm Section) 2003.
"Petite Monde" Best Local Jazz Recording of 2003. "Singer De Haven and trumpeter Cooper have never sounded better, having come of age together as artists of personal and shared vision." (The Capital Times/ Wisconsin State Journal Rhythm Section)
"Petite Monde, is a tremendous display of how crossover artists of a like mind collaborate to produce a well-polished product that leaves the listener desiring to hear more. ...the ensemble performs with unity, perfect blend, tasteful balance, energy, and rhythmic precision. ...[Cooper] has done an incredible job of producing over 60 minutes of inspiring music."
Kelly De Haven - Seasons' Change
"Seasons' Change" Best Local Jazz Recording of 2003. "Singer De Haven and trumpeter Cooper have never sounded better, having come of age together as artists of personal and shared vision."
Kelly De Haven has been voted Madison's "Best Jazz Vocalist" three times, her band has won "Best Jazz Band" four times and in 2001, Kelly was voted Madison Wisconsin's Jazz Personality of the year.
Kelly De Haven - You Are There
"Kelly De Haven has developed into a master of her craft, achieving that ever elusive jazz goal - "a style of her own". She's known for hanging out with great musicians (her band always includes the best in the area, and their influence definitely shows). De Haven improvises like a horn player. She loves textures, luxuriating in a dreamy fog or articulating with shivery intensity. Her style is especially effective on love songs - few other singers bring such a yearning to a romantic lyric."
David Cooper - J.S. Bach Cello Suites on Trumpet
"David, I purchased a copy of your Bach Cello Suites for Trumpet via ebay back in August. Before we evacuated our Biloxi home I only grabbed a few things out of my studio: your Bach Transcriptions book and CD, my trusty old Arban's, and three of my five horns. Hurricane Katrina completely destroyed our home and its contents, but I needed to share with you how much I appreciate the book and have enjoyed listening to, and playing your transcriptions. They have brought me a lot of hope and joy (and a bit of productive frustration!) throughout this terrible time. I am very thankful for Bach's original music, and your book which in turn allows me to appreciate and express both joy and sadness via the trumpet. I may never play a note of this music in public, but it has greatly influenced my playing and enriched my practice time."
Doc De Haven w/ Kelly De Haven - There Is No Greater Love
"Doc De Haven must be the local legend of Madison, Wisconsin.Ã‚Â Although he must have reasons for not seeking his fortune in America's coastal regions, residents of that uniquely hip Wisconsin town should have no complaints."
Doc De Haven joins forces with daughter Kelly De Haven and her MisbeHaven Band for a session of wonderful treatments of the familiar and not-so-familiar jazz repertoire. MisbeHaven Band - Vince Fuh (pn), Jeff Eckels (bs), Clyde Stubblefield (dms), Roger Brotherhood (gtr), Bill Grahn (sx).
Doc De Haven - Jazzscapes
"Doc De Haven must be the local legend of Madison, Wisconsin. Although he must have reasons for not seeking his fortune in America's coastal regions, residents of that uniquely hip Wisconsin town should have no complaints."