yuko yokoi jazz vocalist

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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 experienced in private singing tuitions, running choir and singing workshops. My focus is to create a friendly environment for you to sing relaxed and enjoy it fully. All ages and all genres welcome (DBS checked).



We look into all aspects, including some fun & effective vocal techniques, rhythm and harmony exercises and  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 and 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 the Vortex and The Spice of Life Soho and am a graduate of the Maters in Jazz Performance (voice) at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

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! 




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.



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.