Yoko Kowata is a Boston based musician/vocalist. She performs modern and Brazilian jazz.
Yoko began classical piano at the age five and started singing in university “a cappella” groups in Tokyo, Japan. She discovered Brazilian music when she was conducting a field research on the Brazilian community – Japan has a large Brazilian community due to the historical background – while pursuing her degree in Sociology. She fell in love with Brazilian music and started singing Brazilian repertoire. .