Surging from London’s bustling underground music scene, singer, songwriter, composer, Ray Estaire has landed on the doorstep of Jazz with her triple octave vocal talent. With a background of Jamaican, Grenadian, and Scottish ancestry, Estaire’s cool approach to swinging standards or timeless ballads is disarmingly honest. Using her voice as an instrument Ray leads her band with effortless conviction and possesses a deep, rich tone reminiscent of the late Sarah Vaughan.
Blessed with a scholarship to study Jazz at the prestigious Guildhall School Of Music & Drama, Ray Estaire is currently mentored by the legendary drummer Trevor Tomkins and Jazz singer Brigitte Beraha. Recent projects have allowed Estaire to perform at the 2017 EFG London Jazz Festival, support the fabulous Will Young on his 2016 tour and provide tour support for the talented Gabrielle at the 2016 Castle concert’s singing to an audience of 5000 music lovers. Prior to this she sold out the London Jazz Café with song performances taken from her debut EP ‘Talk About It’, which she also promoted at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival.
Not only is Estaire a rising Jazz singer, but she has also taken the world of theatre by storm selling out the Union Chapel with her cameo in the Kurt Weill musical; Lost In The Stars (Directed by Jean Lacornerie, and conducted by Scott Stroman). Hot on the tail of a fantastic show at the Barbican, Ray also performed alongside Liane Carroll at Milton Court Concert Hall, sang backing for Mike Walker, and has recorded with Emile Emeli Sande to name a few. Estaire sets her sights on performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival and the legendary Blue Note festival and if her success to date is anything to go by, then her followers are in for a satisfying listening experience to come.