Keith Copeland (born in New York City on April 18, 1946, died in Germany on February 14, 2015) was a jazz drummer and music educator.
During his musical career, Copeland played with Sam Jones, Billy Taylor, Johnny Griffin, Stevie Wonder, Rory Stuart, George Russell, and Hank Jones. He also led his own European-based groups, including one with Irish bassist Ronan Guilfoyle.
Copeland taught at The New School University in New York City, Rutgers, and Berklee College of Music before moving to Germany in 1992 and teaching in the Hochschule system. His students include Terri Lyne Carrington, Darren Beckett and Adam Cruz.
- On Target (Jazz Mania, 1993)
- The Irish Connection (SteepleChase, 1996)
- Round Trip (SteepleChase, 1997)
- Postcard from Vancouver (Jazz Focus, 1998)
With Paul Bley
- BeBopBeBopBeBopBeBop (SteepleChase, 1990)
With Joshua Breakstone
With Stanley Cowell
- Sienna (SteepleChase, 1989)
- Departure #2 (SteepleChase, 1990)
With Johnny Griffin
- Return of the Griffin (Galaxy, 1978)
With Johnny Hartman
- Once in Every Life (Bee Hive, 1980)
With Sam Jones
- The Bassist! (Interplay, 1979)
With Charlie Rouse
With Rory Stuart
- Hurricane (Sunnyside, 1986)
With Martin Wind
- Tender Waves (A Records, 1995)
- Thinking in jazz: the infinite art of improvisation by Paul Berliner, pgs 314, 331, 332, 364, 410, 423, 426, and 442
- I walked with giants: the autobiography of Jimmy Heath by Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren, pgs 177, 184, and 185
- The drummer's almanac by Jon Cohan
- Ebony, April 1977
- The rough guide to jazz by Ian Carr, Digby Fairweather, Brian Priestley, pg iii
- "Keith Copeland | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 July 2017.