Popular vocalist on the London jazz scene, performing regularly at: The 606 Jazz Club, The Vortex, The Spice of Life, Pizza Express Dean st. Jagz. Wakefield Jazz, FleeceJazz, Art House Crouch End, The Pheasantry and The Archduke, Jazz Cafe Posk, Jagz Ascot, Fleece Jazz, Swansea Jazz Land, Eastbourne Underground Theatre, The Verdict Brighton, Spice Jazz, Upstairs Bar @ Ronnie Scotts, Wakefield Jazz, The Ikley Jazz Festival Radio interviews on The Robert Elms, Simon Ledderman and Nikki Bhedi shows at BBC Radio London and on various local radio stations https://youtu.be/Piy2ItKQtEI
Her repertoire chooses highly individual interpretations of regular standards and original material and more recently from the Duncan Lamont Songbook
Her CD "Just in Time" (produced by Ian Shaw and available on JazzCds) received favorable reviews"Vocalist Esther Bennett's many virtues include....a smokily appealing and a winning sense of humour" Jazz Wise magazine OTHER QUOTES: "Knock 'em dead singer" - Evening Standard "A great favourite here at the club" - Steve Rubie 606 Jazz Club
The project explores Lamont's surprisingly vast songbook. His songs have been recorded by Natalie Cole, Blossom Dearie, Mark Murphy and Dame Cleo Laine. (It would be foolish not to mention that Duncan also wrote all of the incidental music for the children's series "Mr Benn") As a saxophonist he has worked with all of the greats including Henry Mancini, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra Fred Astaire and Paul McCartney.