Zoe Modiga was born in Overport, Durban and raised in Pietermaritzburg. Her love for music at a very young age encouraged her to attend the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, where she studied classical piano, clarinet and vocals. Her time at the school provided an excellent platform to pursue music as a passion and career in her later years. She is currently completing her degree in jazz vocals at the South African College of Music, UCT.
She has performed at festivals such as Aardklop, Artscape Youth Jazz Festival, UCT Jazz Festival, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz and The Cape Town International Jazz Festival. She was a winner of the Jazz Category of the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition in 2015