Estelle Kokot live in Jozi with Roots re-visitedLucky Bean Restaurant
Sensational Jazz singer, pianist, composer Estelle Kokot brings her "Roots re-visited" tour to Lucky Bean and Afrikan Freedom Station from 11 August.
Lucky Bean and the Afrikan Freedom Station present: Estelle Kokot: “The Roots Revisited Tour.” Sunday 12 and 19 August at Lucky Bean. Saturday 11 August at Afrikan Freedom Station.
A star on the Jozi jazz scene in the late 80's and early 90's, Estelle Kokot reminds many of us of the fantastic times we had at Kippies, the famous old jazz club at the Market Theatre. She made her debut there in '87 with the super group Phambili, before proceeding to perform with many of the biggest names in South African jazz and to build a successful solo career here and in London.
Estelle will be on piano and will be supported by Jimmy Mngwandi on acoustic bass and Clement Benny on drums.
What the experts say:
‘South Africa, here is a real jazz singer’ - Don Albert
‘Powerful and soulful, her music is often vividly surprising, seductively poetic and unquestionably all her own’ - The Guardian & The Times.
‘Kokot’s sweetly melodic voice sets the audience on fire as she sets the keyboard ablaze’ - Tebogo Alexander & The Star Tonight
Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya has described her as being ‘out there with the best jazz vocalists in the world’.
About Lucky Bean
Besides great food, service and an authentic Jozi vibe; Lucky Bean continues in its tradition of presenting musicians of the highest calibre in concert once a month or so. These are pretty special and rare and remind us of what talent there is in Mzansi. Lucky Bean style; really big names for intimate events.
Sunday 12 and Sunday 19 August at 19h00. Booking is essential.
R120 for the performance. Meals will be billed separately and the performance is not an option without a meal.
About Afrikan Freedom Station
Afrikan Freedom Station is a chill spot in Westdene that is focused on multi-media exhibitions with the occasional jazz gig in the mix.
Saturday 11 at 19h00.
Admission R100 and there is limited seating.
16, 7th Street, Melville
011 482 5572
Afrikan Freedom Station
41 Thornton Road
073 852 5149
Lucky Bean Restaurant, 16 7th street Melville Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa