Alva Copeland is from Detroit Michigan, now residing in California. She is a singer as well as song writer, whose musical roots are jazz,r&b, gospel and old school Motown,the likes of Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. Much of her flavor will reveal suttle hints of everyone from Patti Austin,Chaka Khan to Nancy Wilson or Aretha Franklin. She does have a sound however, that is truly her own. Alva has written a song on the 'Purpose Driven Life CD', that accompanies the book, by the same name, which has now become a best seller. She travels with the author, her pastor at Saddleback Church, Rick Warren. The same song,'Reach One More', has now been recorded in Spanish, by the Grammy nominated Pati Cabrera and is scheduled for release in October. You will also see Alva on other projects as a background vocalist. Her first solo release,'THE SWEETEST PRAISE', reveals the jazz and r&b flavors and features some incredible musicians. The newest release,all songs written after her fathers tragic death, reveal her heart and was a collaboration with arranger and orchestrater, Mike Pelzman, who did an incredible job with the arrangements as well as engineering and production. In each of these recording projects, you will feel her heartbeat. The songs are full of truth, emotion, very revealing of her stuggles as well as her faith. Good music! Very refreshing and very revealing. Enjoy!