For Immediate Release
|Title:||Grammy Winning Blues Singer Added To Air Jamaica Jazz Fest Line-Up|
CARIBPR , NEW YORK , NY, Thurs. Jan 10, 2008: Chicago-born Grammy- award-winning blues singer, Koko Taylor, has been added to the January 24-27, 2008 line-up of the annual Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival.
Known worldwide as The Queen Of The Blues, Taylor was born and raised on a sharecropper’s farm just outside of Memphis and began singing in church as a child. At 18, Taylor moved to Chicago . While working as a domestic on Chicago ’s ritzy North Shore by day, she began to sit in with the various blues bands across the city’s South Side at night. The great producer/songwriter Willie Dixon heard Koko singing with Howlin’ Wolf’s band one night and quickly secured a contract with Chess Records for her, where she scored a million-selling hit with Wang Dang Doodle. Over the course of her nine Alligator albums, Taylor has won every award the blues world has to offer, including eight Grammy Award nominations. She won a Grammy Award in 1984 for her participation in the compilation album Blues Explosion. Taylor has performed for Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and appeared on television and in movies countless times.
On her recent album,