Detroit born Cocoa St. James started singing at the age of 2. Her family tells stories of her making up songs and melodies before she could even formulate sentences.

Her first official songwriting endeavor was an ode to her favorite pet at the age of 7.  Cocoa honed her talent in school, church, and various show choirs.

She was even privileged enough to participate on a gospel singing tour throughout Italy.  An avid lover of jazz, Cocoa sites several jazz legends as her earliest influences.

Cocoa St James – Gotta Get Away

Some of her favorites include Al Jarreau, Michael Franks, Jonathan Butler, and Bob James.  But don’t put her in a box, her musical palette ranges from Phil Collins, to Jay Z, to Linkin Park.

Ms. St. James is a true artist who see singing and songwriting as therapeutic.  Although Cocoa obtained her MBA and established a fruitful career in Corporate America, her passion for music kept calling her.

Recently, she decided to leave her office behind, step out of faith,  and pursue music full-time.

Cocoa St James – Tick Tock

While her debut CD entitled “Here” did a great job of introducing this R&B sensation to the world, her sophomore albums “Be” and “The Remixes”, have solidified her spot in the neo-soul movement.

Cocoa’s future ambitions are to continue to make great music, and to work with some of her favorite artists such as: Lalah Hathaway, Eric Roberson, Rahsaan Patterson, and Gary Taylor.

Look out for more updates by Cocoa St. James in 2012, so in the meantime check out her music below

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Links &  Contacts

Booking Information
Bankable Entertainment Group
United States