South African Voices (ZAF)
Singer/keyboardist Rofhiwa studied at the Tshwane University of Technology Jazz and Pop. She fell in love with the great jazz diva’s Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. As a pianist she is inspired by Oscar Peterson and Bill Evans. In her personal style she merges these influences with elements of traditional Venda music from South Africa.
Keorapetse Kolwane is a songwriter, composer, bandleader and music educator, who graduated at the Jazz and Popular Music Department of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She has performed at several well-known festivals in South Africa and Euopa, working with as a recording artist, session vocalist and lyrical contributor in various ensembles and projects.
The Johannesburg-born vocalist Daniëlla Hart studied at Tshwane University of Technology and graduated in 2017 with a BTech degree in Jazz and Popular Music. She has found her deepest moments of joy through music, gigging with highly acclaimed South African musicians such as Karendra Devroop and Roland Moses. Her recent accomplishments include runner up in the SAMRO Overseas Scholarship Competition for Vocalists (Jazz Category) in 2019 and competing in the UNISA International Voice Competition in 2018.
At Amersfoort Jazz the three singers of South African Voices are accompanied by keyboardist Thapelo Khumisi, who is currently working as a teacher, musical director and ensemble conductor at the Tshwane School of Music, Unisa Music foundation, Tshwane University of technology. At Amersfoort Jazz, Khumisi works with a Dutch pick-up band. Line-up: t.b.a.