Amanda Tiffin was born in Zimbabwe, but has made her home and her name in Cape Town, South Africa, where she studied Jazz Composition and Performance at the University of Cape Town. She received her Masters Degree with distinction, and 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 as a vocalist and pianist in South Africa in numerous Jazz venues, Concert Halls and festivals. She has appeared in London, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, tours regularly as a jazz artist in Japan and Taiwan, and most recently performed in Paris.
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 in demand as a Musical Director, and is a busy vocal arranger, writing for a variety of vocal combinations.
She has recorded 6 albums: 3 solo, 2 with her Asia-based trio, the a.s.k. trio, and 1 with acclaimed a cappella group “Not the Midnight Mass”.
Amanda is also a passionate and respected educator, and regularly conducts workshops and master classes in South Africa and abroad. She is Head of Jazz Singing at the University of Cape Town.
WHAT THE PRESS SAID
“Let’s hear it for standards – jazz standards that is – when they’re performed, re-interpreted, with the consummate skill and nuanced innovation of Amanda Tiffin”Wilhelm Snyman
“Treat yourself to an artist who has individuality, style and a voice to suit all the variations in this wide-ranging repertoire”Rafiek Mammon
“Amanda Tiffin must surely be one of the best performing pianists in Cape Town.
She doesn’t merely impress, she transports you to whatever landscape her voice is tapping, and it’s always a rich and emotive one”
“Tiffin’s voice was utterly sublime”Karin Schimke