Coco has shared her extraordinary gift of engaging audiences with her blend of Jazz and Soul music in over 35 cities within 16 countries around the world! Her audiences are captivated by the amount of cabaret she naturally brings to the American Standards. Although she is currently in residence at the Bamboo Bar inside the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Hotel in Thailand, her career began in the USA in her hometown of Washington, DC.
Her star started shining at the age of 4 when she was chosen to be the Mascot for the cheerleading sqad at her Elementary school. Then, with the support of a musical Mother, she began competing in local Talent competitions and beauty pageants where she was able to achieve many accalades. Through encouragement from another Teacher, she went on to become an Oratorical Essay Winner and Public Speaker thrust into many speaking engagements around the DMV at the tender age of 11.
Her first professional paying performances came in middle school where she learned how to act, sing and dance in a Sumer Musical Theater program under the tutalege of Doctor Thomasina Portis--Author of Music Matters: A Universal Language and Ministry. "This is where I learned the art of performing and developed a deep passion for the stage," says Coco. She went further to state that spending months each Summer with a Teacher who taught them the meaning behind each word or phrase and the reason why it's vital to serve people with our talents. "I would be on a non-musical path had it not been for Mama Portis. She literally saved my life with music!"
Three years later, after touring Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia in musicals, Coco went on to become her High School Queen--Miss H.D. Woodson Sr. High in 1984! Wearing that crown made her believe that anything was possible. That is why she was overjoyed when she won a chance to go to New York City to sing at The Apollo Theater in Harlem! While it was an honor to be on television, it was knowing that she was singing on the same stage as Ella Fitzgerald and James Brown that excited her the most!
Other residences included the Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, the Shangri-la Beijing, CH and Manila, PH and the Peninsula Bangkok Hotel to name her most recent. "It's the journey of creating new sounds, rhythms and melodies through my own music or other award-winning writers and performers that I live for. I am not in a hurry to be something or be somewhere other then who I am and where I am at this very moment! One song at a time" states Madame Rouzier!