April 3-June 21, 2016 — Music
Residency location: Bern
Partner organization: Stadtgalerie
Coco is one of the most sought-after singers in China. His music provides the link between the Shanghai jazz era and the modern American jazz scene. Once a student of composition at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Coco has since been immersed in the study of Chinese traditional music, western classical music and jazz. His music is a stunning blend of Chinese, particularly Shanghainese, and western elements. He was the recent recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation grant through the Asian Cultural Council, and maintains a steady performance schedule worldwide.