Esta B Daley
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Esta B Daley

Watford, England, United Kingdom

Watford, England, United Kingdom
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Esta B Daley is a solo performer, songwriter and band leader in her own right.

Born and raised in Hackney, London, Esta started her career serving her apprenticeship with award winning jazz exponent, Cleveland Watkiss. She decided to become a professional session singer touring with many bands and working in recording studios whilst at the same time maintaining a performing profile on the Gospel music circuit.

In 2006 she formed a band to perform a new collection of songs that she had written. Self-released in 2008, the EP 'Edge of the Middle' presented a collection of songs in celebration of her youth and her rich Antiguan heritage. Her second self-released EP, 'Reach for the Moon', features Esta's love of Classic Jazz songs.

Esta entered the Jazz arena in May 2008. Chosen by Marc Mac of 4Hero as the voice to feature in a project by the President of Black Jazz Records, James Hardge, to re-issue their back catalogue, Esta had the privilege to re-record 'Revelation' and 'Peace' originally sung by award winning R&B artist Jean Carn, one of Esta's greatest influences.

In May 2010 Esta was named as winner of the worldwide JazzFM Puresolo singing competition. The judging panel for this competition consisted of Snake Davies, one the UK's leading Saxophonists, Gary King from Jazz FM, and Sebastian Scotney, a jazz critic. Esta performed with the Snake Davies Band at London's famous PizzaExpress Jazz Club on 21 May 2010 to a sold out audience.

Since 2010 Esta has entertained audiences singing with her own quintet which comprises Cheryl Alleyne on drums, Sandra Grant on saxophone, Jim Richardson on bass and Craig Stallwood on keyboard.