Tutu Puoane

Jazz / Dsg Hall

Born and raised in Mamelodi, Tutu Puoane studied Jazz at UCT, followed by two years at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She later relocated to Antwerp in Belgium, her current home, where she continues to work on her musical career. Her music is a mix of African, European, and American traditions, and her repertoire is a mix of personal compositions, South African originals, and well-known standards. Puoane is also involved in theatre, and she continues to act in the stage production “Dear Winnie”, a radical and rousing musical based on the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. Tutu received the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz in 2004, and her album “Quiet Now”, released in 2009, won the SAMA Award for Best Traditional Jazz Album. Tutu has made a name in Europe for herself with her own quartet and as a vocalist for the Brussels Jazz Orchestra – a collaboration that produced “Mama Africa”, a highly-praised tribute to Miriam Makeba. With an alluring, warm soprano, Tutu is well-known on the international jazz scene and it’s a pleasure to welcome her home for a rare performance.

We are grateful to Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, the Swiss Arts Council and Fonds Podium Kunsten Performing Arts Fund NL for making this performance possible.


Tutu Puoane (vocals SA/BE)
Marcus Wyatt (trumpet)
Ewout Pierreux (piano – BE)
Romy Brauteseth (bass)
Sphelelo Mazibuko (drums)

  • Venue: Dsg Hall
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Worcester St, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139
  • Ticket Price: R120.00
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Duration: 70mins
  • Ages: All Ages
July 01, 2022   17:00 - 18:10