Estelle Kokot Returns With The Sound Of You

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Estelle Kokot returns to South Africa in October with The Sound Of You
Estelle Kokot returns to South Africa in October with The Sound Of You

London based South African singer, songwriter, pianist; Estelle Kokot toured and previewed The Sound of You Songbook (compositions by Chico Freeman and Jan Pulsford) in South Africa in March/April and May 2014. Highlights include performances at The Orbit Jazz Club, Afrikan Freedom Station in Westdene, CJPM Trios at UKZN, Lucky Bean Tree in Melville and speaking at the annual Music Exchange conference in Cape Town.

A memorable event was a fund raising performance with The Sound of You Trio at The Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown on Freedom Day, for Operation Smile. Estelle also did a Jazz & African Music Nights performance at Pretoria’s State Theatre in April and played The Crypt Jazz Restaurant and Straight No Chaser in Cape Town.

Estelle returns to South Africa to perform at The Orbit Jazz Club on Saturday the 25th of October 2014 with Herbie Tsoaeli on bass and Peter Auret on drums. She will be recording The Sound of You with bassist/composer Herbie Tsoaeli and drummer Kevin Gibson at Milestones Recording Studio in Cape Town early November 2014. Peter Pearlson will be on sound and Chico Freeman will be guesting on select tracks. Jan Pulsford is co-producing.

Upcoming gigs:

The Orbit Jazz Club
25th October 2014
8:30pm
81 de Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
http://www.theorbit.co.za
011 339 66 45
Estelle Kokot Piano and Voice
Herbie Tsoaeli Bass
Peter Auret Drums
R120

Recording The Sound of You at Milestones Recording Studio
1st 2nd 3rd November 2014
With Estelle Kokot on piano and vocals, Herbie Tsoaeli on bass and Kevin Gibson on drums.
Peter Pearlson as sound engineer.

Straight No Chaser
1 November 2014
8:30pm
79 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town
http://straightnochaserclub.wordpress.com/
076 679 2697
Estelle Kokot & Herbie Tsoaeli Play The Sound of You
1 show 2 sets, R60 for one/R100 for both

The Crypt Jazz Restaurant
6th November 2014
7:00pm
c/o Wale and Adderley Streets (St George’s Cathedral) Cape Town
http://www.thecryptjazz.com
079 683 4658
Estelle Kokot and Herbie Tsoaeli play The Sound of You
R65

Slow Life
9th November 2014
8:00pm
152 Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town
https://www.facebook.com/slowlifesouthafrica
021 7885849
Estelle Kokot presents From The Blues To Brazil
R80

The Orbit Jazz Club
22nd November 2014
8:30pm
81 de Korte Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
http://www.theorbit.co.za
011 339 66 45
Estelle Kokot Piano and Voice
Peter Auret Drums
Bass tbc
R120

Afrikan Freedom Station
23rd November 2014
7:00pm
41 5th Avenue, Westdene, Johannesburg
http://www.freedomstation.co.za
073 852 5149
Estelle Kokot Piano and Voice
Peter Auret Drums
Bass tbc
R100

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