"Just when you think classic jazz singers are gone, there is Evita Cobo... Her tone is like velvet. Her songs are unusual, rarely heard, while others are deeply familiar - all with her refreshing, mature examination of love, life and change ... she tells her musical story with so much heart and talent. Keep believing in jazz singers and listen carefully to Evita."
The Sacred Jazz Project
In the 1960's a movement began to bring jazz and gospel into closer proximity to one another, to bring jazz to churches. Almost all music can be considered to be spiritual, but this was an intentional movement in which great artists such as Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and Mary Lou Williams, to name a few, were writing pieces which were motivated by their desire to find even deeper meaning in their creativity.
Evita has been inspired by this music and is incorporating other spiritual traditions and genres of music, hoping to help her listeners tap into and access their own spiritual compass. The music of Stevie Wonder, jazz standards like How Deep is The Ocean are examples of the repertoire which is presented in her concerts.