CoJo Ko is a Nashville native Soul, R&B, Smooth Jazz singer and SESAC songwriter and publisher. She is the originator and lead vocalist of Nashville’s hottest all-female funk, soul and jazz original song and cover band, CoJo and the Konectts, and founder of the Natural Soul Experience. As the curator of Natural Soul Experience, CoJo invites emerging artists and musicians to partake in a quality stage experience. Natural Soul Experience has taken place at City Winery (Nashville) and Analog (Hutton Hotel- Nashville) with a packed house. In 2012, CoJo Ko jump started her career in music by opening for international recording artist Julie Dexter and N’Dambi at the Jazz & Jokes (Nashville). Additionally, CoJo Ko has recently shared the stage with Jeff Bradshaw, trombone player to the legendary Patti LaBelle and Earth, Wind & Fire. Other past performances include Women Who Rock Nashville (Omni Hotel, 2019), Nashville CARES - Uniting for Equality Legislative Reception and the 38th Annual African Street Festival. CoJo Ko recently performed her very first show on Broadway at Acme Feed & Seed, videos of which are soon to be released.
CoJo Ko has been nominated several times as “Best R&B / Soul Performer” at the Nashville Industry Music Awards. Her unforgettable, energetic performances awarded CoJo Ko the title of Southern Entertainment Awards’ Slept On Artist of the Year in 2014. Her new single “Smile” is available now and “Speak to My Soul” is scheduled for release soon on all streaming platforms. Offstage, CoJo Ko is a healthcare worker and gives back to her community by volunteering her time and talent at New Covenant Christian Church’s Community Day, The General Sessions Music City Community Court, and with the African American Cultural Alliance. CoJo Ko’s mantra is “Connect and Change the World Through Music.”
“I am so humbled and grateful for the outpouring of support from the Nashville community to celebrate this release. This song was born out of a very difficult time in my life, and I’m so honored to get to share this gift with my friends, fans and family. As an artist, you put yourself out there in your music, and hope that people receive not only the exchange of energy while performing, but also the message of the lyrics and vibrations of your music. I recognize that I’m just the messenger for what the universe is trying to say to its people. That even in the darkest times, there is something, someone, somewhere to smile about,” says CoJo Ko.