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Andrew Ford Cape Town
He studied Jazz at UCT's College of Music and has also conducted various orchestras here in Cape Town including the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra. Andrew was recently asked to be a judge for the local TV Dogstar Awards.

Avzal Ismail (Michael Joel Ismail) Johannesburg
Avzal Ismail has worked with a host of top international names, including acclaimed violinist Regina Carter, Donald Harrison, Carl Andersen, Professor James Houlik, Bhakhithi Khumalo and many more. He also composed and performed the finalé for the opening ceremony of the World Summit for Sustainable Development which was held in Johannesburg. Avzal performed at the first inauguration banquet for President Thabo Mbeki.

Carlos Hartwell Johannesburg
Calos Hartwell is a pianist, keyboard player, vocalist, composer & arranger. He can also play the pipe organ & piano accordion. Carlos has the ability to interface and communicate well with an audience; he exuberates confidence and passion. He enjoys live performance and cabaret and composes and arranges his own music.

Dimpie Tshabalala Band Johannesburg
Contract performing at the Park Hyatt, Johannesburg, backing cabaret artiste Abigail Kubheka at Royal Pacific, Hong Kong, Prestigious Safari Lodge, Nairobi, International Hotel, Dubai, at the Hilton, Egypt. Played at the official banquet for the Australian Cricket team in South Africa and at the South African Embassy in Prague.

Dimpie and band currently working at Gold Reef City.

Donovan Rossouw Cape Town

Handful Of Keys Johannesburg
Handful of Keys simply superb- The Citizen-4 December 2001
Ivories tickle the funnybone- The Star Tonight - 5 December 2001
A Handful Of Keys Business Day - 3 December 2001
Baby Grand Brilliance The Wentworth Chronicle – March 2002
Hugely Talented Duo Australian Jewish News – March 2002
Great piano work spiced with glee-The Natal Witness - Monday 26 June 1995
Pianists dazzle in polished show The Natal Mercury - Tuesday 20 June 1995
Four hands of keyboard hilarity and genius Radio 702- 8 June 1994
Two hot pianos and a firecracker script Sunday Times - 12 June 1994
Baby grands sizzle in 'Handful Of Keys' The Star Tonight - June 1994

Handful Of Keys Johannesburg
Piano duo give house loads of pleasure:I saw this show a decade ago and have never forgotten the frolics with accompanying rapier sharp verbal and musical wit, wrapped up in Grazia Verona’s flamboyant costumes. “Only artists with integrity and in total command of the specific genre can successfully afford to skylark their art.” Von Memerty and Colyn’s musicianship and thespian talents are such that this is not a momentary feel good show – it keeps you glowing for years with the key to this duo’s triumph, the exceptional polish and harmony they bring to staying physically, mentally and artistically in tune.

Handfuls of pleasure- I was sold on this show within the first ten minutes. Astute, witty, entertaining, original, pacey, clever, and very, very funny – I am likely to run out of adjectives before I run out of admiration. Ian von Memerty, whose overwhelming success is proof that audiences appreciate intelligence and talent, has teemed up with Roelof Colyn, a young man with serious musical talent, and what a rapport they have created. A Handful of Keys is a show that you will want to watch more of, and will give you many handfuls of pleasure.

With an indolent elegance where there is nothing staged, nothing self-conscious, they dive in and out of the mainly popular music with the unruffled pleasure of dolphins in the surf. What they leave behind is their love of music: you feel it has formed them and it is offered as a gift to the audience. Its grand to watch a show that treats you as an adult

Kevin Feather Johannesburg
Kevin Feather is an experienced pianist and singer playing all styles of music.

He has been involved in professional theatre for many years and has worked on nearly 60 musical productions for most of the top managements in South Africa: Brickhill/Burke, Market Theatre, and Pieter Toerien, allowing him to become involved in almost every aspect of musical theatre in South Africa: as a musician, composer, musical director, conductor, actor, singer, author, director and entrepreneur.

Lindy Green Port Elizabeth

Lorraine Shannon Johannesburg
Lorraine works as musical director in shows for companies like Shell, BMW, Toyota, SAB etc. She is musical director and singer for a vocal group called the “Pointy Sisters”, and a member of the band Havana Gas. She is also a songwriter and produced her solo CD in 1992 and another in 2003.

She has recently won the SAMA Award for “Best Instrumental Album” 2004.

Lucky Mathambo Durban

Lyndi Green Cape Town
Performed at Sun City and Sandton Sun in Southern Africa and internationally as Cocktail Jazz pianist at the Hilton United Arab Emirates, the Sheraton, Algiers, Ramada Hotel, Qatar.

Mariaan Nortje Johannesburg
Special achievements:

Stellenbosch Eisteddfodau.Yamaha National Music Festival:2nd Place.

Performed ensemble with 2 pianos & 8 violins at Miss World Introduction Banquet at the Lost City & State Banquet Opening of the Lost City:

Resident pianist at Ramada Hotel & Sheraton Hotel, Qatar, Sheraton Hotel, Dubai, Sheraton Hotel, Botswana, Palace of the lost City, and Sandton Sun, South Africa.

Mario Dos Santos Johannesburg
Some of the venues he has played at are:

Cabana Beach Hotel ( Pablos restaurant– 2 years)
Holiday Inn, Durban
Cascades Hotel, Sun City – 3 years
Carlton Hotel, Johannesburg – 1 year
El Gaucho restaurant
Algarve Portugal – 4 years
Ireland & England – 2½ years
Le Meridien Park Hotel, Frankfurt Germany
Oslo airport Hotel, Norway
Princess Danae (Cruise ship) in Caribbean – 6 months.

Merinda de Wit Pretoria
Merinda is an entertainer who plays piano, saxophone and sings. She played in the Pretoria Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and is now based in Pretoria. She paid her dues playing with various bands in all styles of music.
She is has a Bachelor of Music degree and does corporate & private functions at top 5 Star Hotels around South Africa.

Natalie Rungan Durban
Also in 1998, Natalie took to the stage at the Standard Bank Jazz Festival By The Sea as a support act with Darius Brubeck, to industry icons Hugh Masekela and Sibongile Khumalo. Natalie has sung with Australian band Warkala in December 1999 and with Canadian composer-pianist Dr Carol Anne Weaver in April 2000.
Natalie completed her Bachelor of Music degree in 1999 and went on to reveal her great talent and promise as a composer and arranger at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music in October 2000. She joined the university's part-time teaching staff in early 2001 as Jazz and Popular Voice Teacher. She directed the aforementioned vocal group NU Voices, and was a member of the National Youth Jazz Band under the leadership of Daryll Andrews. The band performed at the 2000 Joy of Jazz Festival.

April 2001 saw Natalie go to Artisten University in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she spent a month with students and teachers, learning from and contributing to the local music scene. While in Sweden, she performed at the South African Embassy in Stockholm and at Gothenburg's Nefertiti jazz club. Thereafter, she accompanied well-known pianist Melvin Peters and four other musicians to Scotland, performing at various venues including at a reception for South African President, Thabo Mbeki.
In 2001, Natalie joined Yvonne Chaka Chaka and PJ Powers on stage for the opening song of the high profile World Conference Against Racism. She completed her Masters Degree in Jazz Performance and Composition, through the University of Natal – Durban in 2003.

She continued to grow as a professional from 2004, singing with various bands and musicians.

Onyx Phillips (Charisma Band) Cape Town
Onyx is one of South Africa’s top piano entertainers and plays all styles of music. He is an experienced and professional musician & also a vocalist. He has played with some of South Africa’s top Jazz and Nightclub Bands, Latin and even Pop groups. Onyx studied music at the Royal School of Music in SA and has his Trinity School of Music Degree (Grade 5).

Peter Michaels Cape Town

Rainer Langhans Johannesburg
1992-Musical Director for the Musical “A Slice of Saturday Night” with Terry Lester and others at the Wild Coast Sun
1992 - 2003-Principal and owner of Privat Music School Mega Music in Freilassing in Germany – various Musical School Performances, like Grease and Harry Potter Musical
2003-Concert with Al Martino
One Year Classical Concert Tour with the romanian violinist Peter Rotaru (Mozart, Brahms, Strauß, etc.)
1992-2004-Barpianist at various German Piano Bars and Hotels like Sheraton in Salzburg, Egerner Hof in Rottach Egern – Tegernsee, Eiserner Hut in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Arabella Sheraton in Spitzingsee and many more
2000 - 2003-Keyboarder for Mercedes Benz Austria, Golf Trophies with wife and vocalist Felicity Langhans
1992 -2004-Freelancing Keyboarder, Barpianist

Raymond Lodder Johannesburg
Contracted to perform at The Three Ships, Carlton Hotel, The Palace Sun City, Cascades Sun City, Michelangelo Hotel, Royal Livingstone Hotel Zambia

Roy Kassel Cape Town
Roy is a professional & experienced pianist,keyboard player & vocalist. He performed at various corporate functions at hotels and function venues such as Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Sun Hotel, Table Bay Hotel, Radisson Hotel,
Grande Roche Hotel), Neetlingshof Wine Estate, Spier Wine Estate, The Lanzerac Wine Estate, The Marine Hotel – Hermanus, The Hohenort Hotel – Constantia, The Lord Charles Hotel - Somerset West, The Beacon Isle Hotel, The Carlton Hotel – Johannesburg, The Sandton Sun Hotel, The Elangeni Hotel – Durban. And many more function venues in South Africa.

Sifiso Makalisa Durban
Internationally toured Turkey and Austria, performed with Brazilian band 'Axe Balada' in Rio.

Regular performer at festivals, North Sea Jazz festival, Johnny Walker jazz festival in Pretoria and the Standard Bank Festival in Pietersburg. Played at 'Splashy Fen'rock festival in Underberg.

Ulagh Goosen Cape Town
Her vast experience led her to perform in Hotels, Clubs and Jazz Music Festival all over South Africa. She performed as a backing singer on the Chris De Burgh Concert tour in South Africa, she?s performed at the Port Elizabeth Opera House in Chicago, Showtime, Sweet Charity, and Queen-A Night at the Opera as Pianist and Musical Director.

Internationally she was contracted as a solo Pianist / Vocalist in the Crystal Bar at the 5 Star Millennium Hotel Abu-Dhabi, U.A.E.