Joachim Cooder

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Joachim Cooder
Birth name Joachim Herbert Cooder
Born (1978-08-23) August 23, 1978 (age 40)
Santa Monica, California
Occupation(s) Drummer, percussionist, keyboardist
Associated acts Ry Cooder

Joachim Herbert Cooder (born August 23, 1978) is a drummer, percussionist, and keyboardist best known for his collaborations with his father, Ry Cooder.

Early life[edit]

Cooder began to play drums at the age of 5, inspired by Jim Keltner.[1] Cooder was brought on tours by his father from a young age, exposing him to prominent musicians.[2]


Cooder played on the Grammy Award winning albums A Meeting by the River (1993) and Buena Vista Social Club (1997).

In 2012, Joachim released his debut album Love on a Real Train, collaborating with Petra Haden, Frank Lyon, Inara George, Robert Francis, Matt Costa, Juliette Commagere (Joachim's wife), and Jon Hassell.


Solo albums

  • Love on a Real Train (2012)
  • Fuchsia Machu Picchu EP (2018)

Performs on:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Featured Buena Vista Social Club Artists". PBS.
  2. ^ Valluzzo, Andrea (June 1, 2018). "Joachim Cooder on crafting his sound". Bridgeport News.