CoCo York - Jazz & Blues Vocalist

Born in Strong, Arkansas, CoCo York has travelled the world from Australia and Africa to Europe and the United States where her name has become synonymous with jazz. She has shared the stage with artists such as Clark Terry, Lionel Ritchie, B.B. King and has performed for Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands, The North Sea Jazz Festival and the Jazz and Heritage Festival of New Orleans among others.
Her first professional appearances were in the clubs of the French Quarter of New Orleans where her intuitive response to Blues and Jazz was formed. From there, she travelled to Africa where she learned the rhythm of her roots and the songs of her people. Currently a professor of jazz studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, she has been heard throughout Europe on television, radio and in recordings on the RCA, EMI and CBS labels.
Her concerts and workshops for American Voices have taken her throughout around the world from the Southeast Asian countries of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Other venues include Germany and Luxemburg as well as the Malta Jazz Festival. 
Press Quotes:
"The highpoint of the entire festival!"
The Malta Jazz Festival
"CoCo combines the sensuousness of a Tersechore with a stunning vocal range that makes any tired old heart beat faster."
The Australian Sidney Sun
"CoCo York kept her public on the edge of their seats for two hours with a "journey through Black American music". She was only allowed to leave after her third encore."
The Volkstimme, Germany
Programs Offered:
Fascinating Gershwin
Jazz from J to Z
Big Blues Concert
Jazz Workshops and Masterclasses