About India

India Cooke, violinist, composer and educator, plays a wide range of music from classical to jazz. India has performed in San Francisco Bay Area symphony and opera orchestras, chamber ensembles, and Broadway shows. As one of California's most respected contract artists, she has performed as featured soloist with Joe Williams and the Louie Bellson Orchestra, and has played with Sarah VaughnRay CharlesFrank Sinatra and many others. Her continuing jazz and improvisation experiences include performances with Pharoah SandersSun RaCecil Taylor and Pauline Oliveros to name but a few. As an educator, Ms. Cooke was an Artist-in-Residence at the San Francisco School of the Arts, and currently teaches at the San Francisco Community Music Center, Mills College and at her private studio. She conducts lecture/performances in Bay Area public schools, colleges, and other educational programs. Please visit the Mills College Website for an even more extensive biography of Ms. Cooke.