"Evita has her own beautiful vocal sound and delivers it from deep within her heart."
- Yusef Lateef
Evita Cobo has an unspoiled voice, a gift for true expression and a love and respect for fine songs.
Evita was raised in Elberton, Georgia and now makes her home in Vermont. She began her vocal training at Bennington College where she studied with tenor Frank Baker. This was the beginning of a long journey of vocal work, leading to study with an elite group of singer-teachers in jazz including Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Rebecca Parris, Rhiannon and Jay Clayton.
Her parallel career as a psychotherapist has been quite fulfilling in this journey of song and helps the listener understand Evita's proclivity for lyric.
"Such beautiful feeling and heart."
- Sheila Jordan
Evita has performed in numerous venues for over 30 years as a professional musician. Her New York City debut was to a sold-out crowd at Danny's Skylight Room in 1995, and she has also sung at the prestigious Harvard Club in Boston and The Century Club in New York.
Invitation , Evita's first recording, is an intelligent and rich collection of fine songs from the American repertoire. Produced by the great vocalist Rebecca Parris, the recording simply and smartly showcases Evita's engaging voice and her affection for the riches in songs both celebrated and lesser-known. Critic and author James Gavin says, "Evita is a find. Her voice is a breeze to listen to - warm, sweet, relaxed, gently swinging and always connected to the words. She sings with an optimist lilt, but can get darker when the song calls for it. What you won't hear are tricks, frills or anything remotely affected. Technically, Evita has done her homework, but she doesn't feel the need to show off; for her, the song comes first."