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Tuesday, September 29, 2015


(Amanda Tiffan)

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music will present Amanda Tiffan at Centre for Jazz and Popular Music this evening (Tuesday, September 29). She will be joined by Neil Gonsalves on piano, Ildo Nandja on bass and Bruce Baker on drums.

Amanda Tiffan has performed extensively as a vocalist and/or pianist in South Africa in numerous jazz venues, concert halls and festivals. She has appeared in London, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and tours regularly as a jazz artist in Japan and Taiwan.

She has recorded four albums, the most recent with her Asia-based jazz trio – the a.s.k trio, and is set to release her latest one, in collaboration with saxophonist Shannon Monday and musicians from Sweden and Norway, in 2015.

Tiffan performed with her South African trio at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, 2010, and backed George Benson on the festival in 2011. She holds a Masters Degree in Jazz Composition & Performance. She is a passionate educator, and regularly conducts workshops and master classes both in South African and abroad. She is Head of Jazz Singing at the College Of Music, University of Cape Town.

The concert takes place tonight (Tuesday, September 29) at 18h00 at The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) Level 2, Shepstone Building. UKZN Howard College Campus UKZN. Entry fee R50 (R30 pensioners and R15 students). For more information contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email