Anneli Kamfer, born in the beautiful town of Swellendam, started singing at the age of 13 and never looked back since. With a fiery stage personality coupled with incredible musicianship, this spellbinding vocalist leaves audiences sitting on the edge of their seats.
The quality of her voice is intensely rich and powerful. As one audience member comments: “She has a voice like no other.”
Anneli, former lead vocalist of the award-winning gypsy jazz group, Manouche, started her solo project ANNELI KAMFER after they disbanded in 2018. Together with guitarist Philip Vermeulen of the acclaimed musical group Zamar, the dynamic duo of voice & guitar soon became a choice live music entertainment option for high profile events & shows.
Shortly after their launch the duo felt the need to expand the brand by offering various ensemble options ranging from a simpler two-piece outfit to an elaborate full 5-piece band including double bass, saxophone, drums, acoustic guitar and voice. Their repertoire includes a fine selection of jazz standards to gypsy jazz music delivered in a unique “afro-jazz” package.
DUO (voice & acoustic guitar)
TRIO (voice, guitar & bass)
QUARTET (voice, guitar, bass & saxophone)
FULL BAND (voice, guitar, bass, saxophone & drums)
Soloist at the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Gala Concert 2019 “Friends of Johnny Clegg”
Recording Artist for “The Crossing” | Cape Town, South Africa 2018 | One of South Africa’s 50 best artists invited to record a tribute to Johnny Clegg
Toured locally and internationally on invitation to perform at festivals and events in Mozambique, Singapore & Seychelles
Shared stages with esteemed musicians such as Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Karen Zoid, Majozi and Lira, Shaun Johannes, Tutu Poane, The Nomadic Orchestra, Freshly Ground, Tumi and the Volume and the Stellenbosch University Jazz Band
Performer at local festivals including Oppikoppi, Aardklop, KKNK, Rocking the Daisies, Up the Creek, Mieliepop, Grahamstown Jazz Festival and the famous Flamjangled Tea Party
Invited to perform for prominent South African icons including Emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sol Kerzner, Johann Rupert & Pam Golding
Invited to perform at the inauguration of Arnold van Zyl as the rector of Chemnitz Technical University (Germany)