Greetings and felicitations! And best wishes for a wonderful year ahead!
I have been very very quiet in the last long while, and very lax in the newsletter update department. New Year’s resolution number one for 2017 is to keep the updates coming in regular fashion!
The last couple of years I have been largely focussed on my teaching at UCT, along with other Youth Development projects, with not as much performing.
This year I hope to increase the performing side of things, alongside the teaching. There are some very exciting projects in the pipeline, so do watch this space and come support some live music.
I have been hard at work on the other side of the mic, so to speak, wearing my producer’s hat for a brand new album from singer-songwriter Marc Hendricks.
The first single will be released end of January/early February, and I can’t wait for the world to hear this man’s magic voice and soulful music. You’ll hear my voice on a few tracks, but my main task has been to shape the music, producing and arranging, and it has been a fabulous journey so far. The album will launch in April with a concert in the Artscape Theatre.
I continue to work with guitar-maestro Dave Ledbetter, and we are hoping to release a recording this year.
We are planning two very exciting collaborations: the first with accordionist, pianist, and composer from Brazil, Guillherme Ribeiro, with a performance at the SAJE Conference in Cape Town in March.
Later in the year we will be joining forces with French musicians Olivier Cahours (guitar) and Déborah Tanguy (voice) for a two-guitar-two voice extravaganza.
Watch this space for details of performances.
UPCOMING GIGS FOR JANUARY 2017:
Amanda Tiffin Trio L’Ormarin’s Queen’s Plate, Kenilworth Races
11 January, 8pm
Amanda Tiffin trio with Andrew Ford
The Crypt Jazz Restaurant
13 January, 6pm
Amanda Tiffin & Dave Ledbetter Duo (Facing South)
Westin Grand Hotel
See my CONCERTS & EVENTS Page for more information.