Based: Cape Town
Amanda Tiffin has made her name in Cape Town, South Africa as a versatile vocalist and pianist, performing any number of styles from jazz to rock.
Amanda studied jazz at the University of Cape Town, graduating in 1999 with a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance And Jazz Composition. She received the degree with distinction.
Amanda has performed extensively in South Africa, and more recently has been touring Japan regularly as a jazz artist with the a.s.k. trio. She has also performed in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and has toured with Music theatre shows to Mauritius, Bahrain, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Zimbabwe.
Amanda is also making waves as a songwriter, and released her debut album Who Am I? in 2005. She released an all-jazz recording A Woman Like Me in 2008.
Amanda has successfully produced a number of solo shows, to critical acclaim. She most recently produced, and performed in Piano In My Pocket, which received rave reviews and played to capacity houses. She has performed in, and musically directed her own show I’m Every Woman–a tribute to Female Vocalists of the 20th Century, and the Jazz tribute shows Ultimate and Now You has Jazz, which showcases her Little Big Band.. Amanda was also a founder member and leader of acclaimed all-female jazz vocal group Mamavox.
Amanda has appeared in various musical productions, such as the Abrahamse/Lingenfelder productions ABBAish/ABBAtoir, Discovery/Discovery Much, and Solid Gold Jukebox – Live!
Amanda is also a regular performer for corporate and private functions and events. She performed her own compositions with the Durban City Orchestra, arranged and conducted by German conductor, Philipp Maier.
She performed in and musically directed Tina Schouw and Christine Weir’s Lunar Tunes at the Two Oceans Aquarium. Amanda joined acclaimed a Capella group, Not the Midnight Mass in 2001 as Musical Director for their Live recording at the Planetarium, and for their run at the Oude Libertas Amphitheatre. In 2003, she worked with the all-male version of Not The Midnight Mass, writing all the arrangements for their show at On Broadway in August. She is working with Graham Weir (of Not the Midnight Mass) on his exciting new a capella musical Noah Of Cape Town, and was musical director/arranger for his A Circus Sideshow.