Born: April 14, 1966 Primary Instrument: Vocal
BIO Coco Rouzier has been pouring out her own special brew of straight-ahead swinging Jazz with a delicious blend of the Blues and Old-School Soul for audiences all over the world for almost 15 years. Her music was received well from the Apollo Theatre in New York City to Hot Brass Jazz Club in France and so many 5 star hotels and resorts in-between.
Born in the capitol of the United States of AmericaWashington, DC, Coco began her career by imitating the sounds that came from her mother. Coco sang in the Concert Choir at Kelly Miller Jr. High School under the tutelage of Mrs. Thomasina Portis who taught Coco about connecting with the audience.
It was winning an amateur singing contest at Howard University that lead her straight to the Apollo Theater in New York City where she performed on “It's Showtime at the Apollo”.
New York City did eventually become her home, as well as the place where she discovered jazz and started to swing with The Jerry Kravat NY Orchestra (now called Tribeca Rhythm) for New York’s high society. After receiving offers to sing in France and Norway, she began a great adventure that would lead her to some of the towns where her heroes had performed decades before her. Labeled a “Jazz Diva” in France and The Soulful Swinging Songstress in America, she has yet to discover what fans around the rest of the world will call her.
She has been named ”The Jewel” in Shanghai, China after debuting at the Portman Ritz-Carlton hotel where Obama stayed during his first visit to China. Currently coco is making a name for herself in Beijing at CJW a luxurious Jazz and Cigar bar in the heart of this capitol city. Her loyal fans are continuing to grow… maybe you'll become one too!