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Amanda Tiffin

MMus Cape Town 

Jazz Vocals 

Amanda Tiffin belongs to a new crop of artists: musicians who are not only passionate and ambitious about their music, but who go the extra mile to polish their talent through formal training. Amanda graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1999 with a Masters Degree in jazz composition and vocal performance. She has gone on to become one of Cape Town’s best-loved vocalist-pianists, and a respected Musical Director/Arranger, orchestrator and composer.

Amanda has performed extensively 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. She has recorded 3 albums, the most recent with her Asia-based jazz trio – the a.s.k trio. Amanda performed with her South African trio at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, 2010.

Amanda joined the College Of Music, University of Cape Town as the Head of Jazz Singing in late 2009.

A versatile artist, Amanda has performed in varying genres: from Musical theatre and stage shows to intimate jazz concerts. She has produced several of her own successful theatre shows, to critical acclaim, is also in demand as a Musical Director, arranger, orchestrator and composer. In 2009, she was Musical Director/Arranger on no less than 5 theatre productions. She is currently a member, and Musical Director/Arranger for the award-winning a Capella group, Not The Midnight Mass, who released their new studio album “Hot Cross Nun” in 2011. 


What the media said:

Tiffin’s voice was utterly sublime” Karin Schimke, Cape Argus

Amanda Tiffin must surely be one of the best performing pianists in Cape Town” Peter Tromp, Cape Times

In performance, Tiffin…excels, showcasing a vocal range and sophistication hard to beat in Cape Town, or anywhere else for that matter.” Peter Frost, Cape Argus