Estelle Perrault was born in 1989 in Enghien-les-Bains.
Rich in a double culture, with a Taiwanese mother and French father, she spent her early childhood primarily in Taiwan before returning to France when she was six years old. At nineteen, eager to be closer to her Taiwanese family, she returned to Taiwan. Singing is an integral part of the Taiwanese culture and so soon after, she began her singing career on stage in Taipei.
From an early age Estelle had a natural attraction to the vocal stylings of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday as well as the artistry of jazz pianists such as Bud Powell and Bobby Timmons among others. When she returned to France to pursue her studies in law, she began to frequent Parisian jazz jams and clubs.
In 2017, she began to collaborate with the pianist Alain Jean-Marie which inspired her to hone her own vocal style. They established a strong friendship and performed frequently as a piano-voice duo, leading her to dedicate herself entirely to her career as a singer.
She soon established herself as a regular performer in the Parisian jazz scene, accompanied by many different musicians, and in 2019 she obtained a special mention by the jury at the Trophées du Sunside. In 2020, she released her first album Lots of Love, in digital version.
Her second album, Dare that Dream, released in 2021, is a mix of original compositions and standards and has been described as an “awakening to a luminous nostalgia”. The particular timbre and modulations of the voice of the young thirty-one year old singer reconnect us to the spirit and breath of the great jazz ladies of the 1930s. Dare that Dream is a nod to the Jimmy Van Heusen tune Darn that Dream (1931) and represents the dream of being yourself; the dream of fulfilling yourself through music.
More than an art, singing for Estelle Perrault is a spiritual connection to the musical inspirations of the past to which she feels close but also, on a more personal level, an emotional connection to family roots that are globally distant.
“There was a way of articulating, of placing your voice that is frequently lost today. I would have liked to have lived at that time,” she says, speaking of her passion for jazz, “a music that changed my life” and whose beauty she wishes to inspire today’s audiences with. « Through my music, I want to encourage people to enjoy the deep beauty of jazz » she says.