yuko yokoi jazz vocalist

Debut Album Verde Out Now

Yuko is a warm and sensitive jazz singer based in London specialising in Brazilian music. She sings a wide variety of music from wonderful jazz standards and blues through to contemporary and laid back Bossa Nova tunes, which she mostly sings in Portuguese.

Have fun singing together!

I am an experienced educator and my focus is

to create a friendly and relaxed environment for you to sing and enjoy it fully.

All ages and all genres welcome (DBS checked).

 

PRIVATE TUITIONS

 

We look into all aspects, including...

  • some fun & effective vocal techniques
  • rhythm and harmony exercises
  • emotional interpretations of songs to help create your own style

I also offer support on..

  • performance psychology
  • performance technique
  • band leading
  • preparations of your own sheet music
  • building the repertoire to get you out there singing

 

My speciality is Jazz, Brazilian music ( Bossa Nova, Samba etc.), blues and contemporary music as well as other genres such as pop / theatrical music / World Music. I also use an effective methodology to help you develop your swing feel if you want to sing jazz standards as the song goes " it don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing"! 

I am an experienced performer, having performed at renowned jazz clubs such as 606 Jazz Club, the Vortex and The Spice of Life Soho. I am a graduate of the Maters in Jazz Performance (voice) at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. I have released my first album Verde in Jan '18 which is available on all the major platforms including iTunes and Spotify.

I am happy to teach from my home studio and via Skype. For any inquiries please feel free to drop me a line from Contact page.

Look forward to hearing from you! 

 

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JAZZ CHOIR

We have lessons / rehearsals on a weekly basis and cover wide variety of genres from well-known jazz standards, samba and Bossa Nova songs to blues and RnB. We have regular gigs including annual charity event JAZZ+JAPAN.

WORKSHOPS

I run jazz singing workshops for all levels. We work on various aspects from interpretation of jazz standards ( songs ), band leading techniques to vocal technique often with an accompanist. I also encourage everyone to sing in front of the class so you get to learn performance techniques both as a performer and an audience.