THANDI NTULI

In 2008 she was offered a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston. Her professional career has included doing work with Judith Sephuma, The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Jimmy

Dludlu, Thandiswa Mazwai, Nomsa

Mazwai, Neo Muyanga, Marcus

Wyatt, Steve Dyer, Andile Yenana,

Feya Faku, Sydney Mnisi, Bheki

Khoza, Themba Mkhize, Sibongile

Mngoma, Swazi Dlamini, Franc

Paco, Lex Futshane, Tshepo

Mngoma, Mike Campbell and the UCT Big Band, Umthwakazi, Spha Mdlalose, Sandile Gontsana, Lana Crowster, Vuyo Sotashe, The Tribe of Benjamin and Lwanda Gogwana Songbook.

Thandi started playing the piano at the age of 4, but it was only after getting her distinction in her Grade 8 UNISA Piano Exam that she decided to become a professional musician and thus, studied at The University of Cape Town to attain a Bmus in Jazz Performance.

Her work in studio includes recording on Lwanda Gogwana’s debut album, Chapter

One, which later was nominated for 3 South African Music Awards, electronic group Deluge’s upcoming album of which she is a co-founder and cowriter along with Sisonke Xonti, Steve Dyer’s upcoming album and Sibongile Mngoma’s album. She also hopes to be recording her own studio album in 2014

She’s performed on various local and international stages, including The Cape Town International Jazz Festival, The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, The Grahamstown Youth Jazz Festival and The Calabar International Jazz Festival to name a few.

Thandi continues to pursue a performance and recording career with the hopes of branching into the electronic music field, song writing and film composition.

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