Thandi Ntuli’s Loving Jazz And All Things Music
Written by Bridgette Makhela on 19th Apr 2021
Born on the 10th of September 1987 in Soshanguve Pretoria, Thandi Ntuli comes from a lineage of rich musical heritage, being the niece of guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist of 70’s Pop fusion band Harari (The Beaters), Selby Ntuli.
At the age of 4, Thandi took Classical piano lessons under the guidance of Ada Levkowitz. However, her keen interest for Jazz was only kindled later in her life, leading her to study a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at The University of Cape Town.
She has a wide array of influences, this she attributes to the collaborative culture of Jazz that has seen her working closely with many artists. Her most notable collaborations include Thandiswa Mazwai, Neo Muyanga, Steve Dyer, QB Smith, Marcus Wyatt, The Brother Moves On, Sir LSG, Bheki Khoza, Siya Makuzeni and many more.
Since the release of her debut Jazz album, The Offering, Thandi is fast making an imprint in the local Jazz scene with her unique voice. Her album has received critical acclaim as well as numerous awards.
Listen to Thandi Ntuli’s music on The Global Experience hosted by Just Mo every Sunday, 2PM-6PM.
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