This phenomenal singer, lyricist, poet, and performer, Coco Zhao, originally from Hunan Province, resides in Shanghai and performs around the world, captivating audiences with his exceptional talents and spontaneity. Recent European performances and recordings received raves. Adding to the mix are Canadian Composer Jeremy Moyer (playing erhu, coconut shell fiddle, Chinese banjo, and percussion) and Steve Sweeting, an American Jazz pianist and arranger with a passport of influences. Coco’s music is rich with cool harmonies, elegant rhythms, and trendy Chinese Jazz and Pop lyrics.
In 2006, Coco Zhao and his band Possicobilities appeared as the first Chinese band to perform at the Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada. Since then, Coco has been captivating audiences in China and around the world, most recently performing and recording regularly in Europe with the group Sonic Calligraphy. He is currently one of the most in- demand Chinese jazz artists in the world. He is infectious...
American pianist Steve Sweeting accompanies and arranges music for Coco Zhao and other Chinese artists. His arrangements bring an energetic urban spirit and a deep sense of jazz harmony and rhythm to these haunting Chinese tunes. His playing is a passport of influences moving effortlessly from Jobim and Pixinguinha, to Desmond and Corea, to the mountain melodies of Henan.
Jeremy Moyer, a Canadian who has long made his home in China, is a multi-instrumentalist, improviser and composer who has studied Chinese music and erhu extensively while also performing and collaborating with a wide range of musicians from different stylistic backgrounds. He has produced recordings of authentic traditional music as well as original instrumental compositions.
Chinese Folk Song in Taiwanese dialect. Coconut shell fiddle begins solo, playing weeping bird melody, singer and piano enter introducing an emotional yearning bluesy slow jazz mood. Perfect for a 1930's Shanghai bar scene, WWII era Japanese occupation scenario or lonely character on an empty street, Male Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
Traditional Chinese Folk song from Inner Mongolia fused with funky groove, gospel hand claps and cool scat vocal improv. the Mongols go to Chicago, building a yurt in Harlem or backstreet multi-ethnic Beijing. Perfect for travelling by jeep through the grasslands or cycling across Asia. Male Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
Playfully nostalgic Taiwanese folk song arranged for piano and coconut shell fiddle. Thinking Back to childhood village life, playing tricks on brothers and sisters, catching frogs in the muddy rice fields. Perfect for South Chinese or South-East Asian rural setting or elderly people reminiscing. Instrumental, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
Hip urban Asia city nightlife vibe, tense piano vocal with scat with after hours energy and neon elevated expressway bling glamor. Excellent for mood setting late night scene in any cosmopolitan city with cars, leather, night clubs, gambling, making a deal, prostitution, cruising, drinking, drugs, Male Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
A sweet love song, reminiscing about an old girlfriend, from the Xinjiang region of China. Sung in Mandarin Chinese and accompanied with jazz style piano. Perfect for travel shows in the west of China or central Asia with beautiful deserts and lakes. Riding on a train and thinking of a faraway lover, Male Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
Piano vocal jazz lounge tune with light swing groove sung in Chinese with vocal scat improv in middle. Perfect for old time Shanghai feeling with jazz singer in back of a piano bar. Recording is clean and natural. Urban ambience can evoke traffic in Asian cities, construction, progress, airports, Male Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
Jazzy arrangement of a traditional Uyghur folk song from China's Xinjiang region with a hip modern funky groove, piano and vocal scat singing. perfect for Pan-Asian road trip, reality show in the desert, driving a jeep on the grasslands, or country bumpkin hits the city. traditional meets modern. Male Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
Beautiful soaring Tibetan-style melody sung sweetly with sparse tasteful piano accompaniment. moving love song leaves listener with a feeling of awe. Evokes a spiritual space, a high mountain, a beautiful lake in the grasslands. the feeling is calming and pure, almost meditative. Asian landscape. Male Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
Festive lively folk song from Taiwan with playful rhythmic piano accompaniment, quirky Chinese banjo and surprising vocalese improv. Vocals include train sounds such as "Choo Choo". Perfect for a family motorcycle taxi ride through a bustling Asian city with street hawkers and colorful markets. Male Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
High energy funky piano and voice with cool vocal skat improv in the middle. Good live natural energy. Lyrics in Chinese give an oriental atmosphere. Perfect for Hong Kong or Shanghai bar scene, night in a club, Asian fashion show. Wedding scene or new romantic interest. After hours in Taipei. Male Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
Gorgeous Chinese female voice singing soaring melodic Inner Mongolian song with piano accompaniment. Beautiful erhu intro and middle instrumental. A lovely, spacious, ahhhh moment. Poignant heartfelt playing. Perfect for running through a fresh snowfall or standing on a mountaintop with clouds. Female Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz
Chinese Folk song from Shanxi Province. The lovely simple 6/8 piano intro sways like a boat playfully rocking on the river, the gentle vocal enters telling the timeless tale of a young village girl who has fallen in love with a handsome boatman. Beautiful uplifting melody. cute, fuzzy and earthy. Male Vocals, Chinese Music, Chinese Jazz