The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music is proud to present Estelle Kokot (UK), performing “The Sound of You” on Wednesday 30 April 2014 at 18h00. 

Estelle Kokot is an extraordinary South African singer, songwriter, arranger and pianist, born in the UK, raised in Zimbabwe and South Africa. She debuted with South African Jazz super group Phambili, led by bassist/composer Victor Ntoni and tenor saxophonist Duke Makazi.  

The Sound of You Songbook is a collaboration project with songwriters/producers Chico Freeman and Jan Pulsfor. Estelle encountered composer/producer/virtual artist, Jan Pulsford, by chance. Jan Pulsford has written, produced and toured with artists including Thompson twins, Cyndi Lauper, Melanie and Darlene Love amongst others. Estelle fell in-love with Jan’s tracks co-written with her long-time writing partner Chico Freeman, a multi-reedman, composer and producer. 

Estelle is bringing The Sound of You Songbook (a collaboration project with songwriters/producers Chico Freeman and Jan Pulsfor) to South Africa with well-respected musicians; bassist, Herbie Tsoaeli and drummer, Kevin Gibson. The recording of The Sound of You album in scheduled to happen in South Africa in May. 

Join us at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus on Wednesday 30 April 2014. Doors open at 17h30 and music starts at 18h00. Entry fee is R40 (Pensioners R20 and students R15).

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