Estelle Kokot is an extraordinary SA singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist speaking at Music Exchange

“People want to know who Estelle Kokot is. The short answer is, she is one of the custodians of a great jazz legacy. Estelle made her début in 1987 at Kippies Jazz Club. She has played with the elders like Victor Ntoni, Barney Rachabane and other greats.

A great voice and prodigious pianist, Estelle was nominated for a South African Musicians Award (SAMA) for Best Vocal Jazz Album in 2007 and now she revisits her roots. She is ours.”— Steve Kwena Mokwena – Afrikan Freedom Station South Africa

Estelle Kokot is an extraordinary South African singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist, born in the UK and raised in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

She has played the jazz clubs and concert halls of South Africa, the Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, Vortex and Pizza Express Jazz clubs in London and European festivals like the Düsseldorfer Jazz Rally and Rother BlueStage. “Kokot is an original storyteller” — The Sunday Times, South Africa

One of the first women to sing at seminal South African Jazz venue, KIPPIES in the 1980s, Estelle debuted with South African Jazz super group Phambili. She went on to guest regularly with South African World Music stars Bayete in Johannesburg before joining jazz-fusion cross over band, Rush Hour in 1988.“South Africa, here is a real jazz singer” Don Albert, South Africa

Rush Hour’s album, ‘The Perfect Way’, flew up the charts and kept music lovers of all genres mesmerized. Having set the South African music scene alight, Estelle relocated to the UK to further her passion for creating music that astounds and inspires. . “Kokot is an excellent arranger of her own and other peoples’ material” — The Guardian, London


About Martin Myers
Music Supervisor / Artist and Talent Manager / Publicist / Music Exchange Founder / Owner Triple M Entertainment

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