Louise Alexandra (fka Van Aarsen) Koopman, holds a PhD in cancer Biology and spends much of her days researching & developing novel cancer immunotherapies, but is equally passionate about music and singing.
While living and working in Boston for 15 years, Louise's musical 'side-career' took off under the wings of the late and great jazz vocalist and mentor Rebecca Parris, who embraced Louise as her musical protegee.
Besides interpreting the great American songbook standards, Louise started writing her own songs; poignant stories and catchy compositions with a unique flavor in a mix of jazz, latin, pop, and singer/songwriter fusion. The result: "DESTINY", an impressive debut album recorded with some of Boston’s finest jazz musicians at PBS Studios. Rebecca Parris directed and produced Destiny and also directed the recordings of Louise's brand new album "TODAY", but sadly passed before seeing the second album come to fruition. The dedication is evident.
Having since returned to The Netherlands, where she continues her scientific career, Louise recently released her second album, offering another unique collection of original songs alongside a few standards with an 'original' flavor! Listen online or order your hard copy CD TODAY :).