Thembelihle Dunjana

Bio

Thembelihle Dunjana, a young jazz pianist, singer and teacher from Gugulethu, Cape Town who recently won 2 awards at the Mzantsi jazz awards, as "best female in jazz" and "best jazz song" for her song from her debut album entitled "Intyatyambo", which double disc album. She is best known for not only her performance talents, but for her teaching and mentoring in the jazz idiom, for learners who are interested in pursuing a career in music.

Thembelihle has worked with the likes of Frank Paco, Sisonke Xonti and Msaki and has performed at the Oslo Jazz festival, the Cape Town Jazz festival and Makhanda Jazz festival. She continues to play at venues around her city.

Photograph: Gregory Franz

Posts

Strange things about Austrian life
Ngenxa Yakho by Thembelihle Dunjana live in FeldKirch, Austria
South Africa to Austria| My experience as a South African musician
Voicings over jazz standards + using reharmonization techniques| My favourite things jazz voicings

Music

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Another Day- Thembelihle Dunjana & Lezaam Beets
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Intyatyambo
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01 In A Goema Place
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SONG AND LIVING @Masque theatre
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Emlanjeni- Thembelihle Dunjana( Live in Oslo)
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Videos

Strange things about Austrian life
Ngenxa Yakho by Thembelihle Dunjana live in FeldKirch, Austria
South Africa to Austria| My experience as a South African musician
Voicings over jazz standards + using reharmonization techniques| My favourite things jazz voicings
Do you build LH voicings starting on the 5th? How were you schooled?
The only left hand voicings you'll need for jazz| Major and Minor
Voicings for Neo Soul Piano
STOP PRACTICING JAZZ STANDARDS!! JUST SIT AND PLAY
I Need Your Help.
Starting Online Lessons again.
10 Licks for Jazz Improvisation| Includes PDF
"Outside Playing" comping ideas from Nduduzo Makhathini's "Supreme Light"
Inner Peace Themba Mkhize Tutorial| South African Jazz Tutorial
Moses Molelekwa Piano Transcription| Tsala
Basadi in Music Jazz Nominee| NOW IS THE TIME I NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!
JAZZ PIANO BASICS FOR BEGINNERS| Voice jazz melodies, choose tensions...
WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW FOURTH VOICINGS IN JAZZ| MCCOY TYNER
Moses Molelekwa Tsala| South African jazz transcription
I will be back soon| Leave requests below
Getting Out of a Practice Slump| 7 Jazz Practice Exercises for Jazz Piano
Practice Polyrhythms with Genuis Jam Tracks
Becoming a Jazz Musician| My Story
How to play BO MOLELEKWA by Moses Molelekwa| South African jazz piano tutorial
Jazz improvisation over MODAL TUNES| Jazz piano tutorial
Must know jazz piano chord voicing's| Jazz piano tutorial
Johannesburg Vlog| Playing at Soweto theatre+ Should I move to JHB?
Voice jazz melodies using diminished chords
Advanced Minor ii V Left Hand Voicing's| Jazz Piano Tutorial
Neo Soul and Poly Rhythms| Genius Jam tracks Tutorial
12 bar blues jam session | Jazz Blues at home
How to play Moondance by Don Laka | South African Jazz
The best must know scales for jazz piano
Music In The Air Piano Tutorial| Letta Mbulu
How to choose chord TENSIONS in jazz (9th, #11, b13?)
7 Advanced Mccoy Tyner Licks
JAZZ PIANO BASICS FOR BEGINNERS| START HERE
Yesu Wena Ungumhlobo|| Piano Tutorial
MCCOY TYNER HALF STEP APPROACH LICK| IMPRESSIONS
2 MUST KNOW JAZZ PIANO VOICING'S FOR BEGINNERS!!!
How to get music gigs in 2022
When Sunny Gets Blue jazz ballad| Thembelihle Dunjana Quartet
Jazz piano improvisation |Where to start??
Jazz Night in Cape Town |Vlog 12/11/2021
Greensleeves - John Coltrane |Thembelihle Dunjana Quartet
Grazing in the grass piano tutorial | South African Jazz
Saving Grace - Thembelihle Dunjana live @the Commons 19th Nov 2021
Liberia - John Coltrane |Thembelihle Dunjana Quartet
#9 DIMINISHED scale chords| Caravan jazz standard
How to use TRIADS over dominant chord voicings in jazz
See you on the 19th of November!! || Live at the Commons|| ConcertsSA
How I stay productive| Vlog
You're playing the same lick too many times!
A Love Supreme Piano Voicings | MCcoy Tyner
South African girl plays Ntyilo Ntyilo
Checking out John Coltrane music for a gig || Coltrane Plays the Blues
Bo Kaap - Mccoy Mrubata|| Song Analysis
Intyatyambo Live at Concept records
Neo Soul voicings and chord functions
How to play Mme Motswadi by Judith Sephuma
9 Must know jazz licks - beginner to advanced
Mccoy Tyner 4th voicings over "Green Dolphin street"
Soothing piano music| Relax, study, background music
How to play "Crossroads" by Winston Mankunku
I Wonder Where Prelude Official Music Video - Thembelihle Dunjana
Giveaway time!
South African music business
The Art of Bheki Mseleku - Nants'inkululeko
How to use diminished chords in Jazz - Barry Harris 6th dim scale
How to practice major scales for jazz - 5 exercises
Answering your Instagram and Facebook questions
Composition and artistic voice with Thandi Ntuli
Practicing jazz licks and concepts.
How to play Iya Iyo by Judith Sephuma
Jazz harmony and understanding chord functions
Tsakwe Royal blue song analysis|| South African Jazz
Jazz piano comping - Fly me to the moon| Day 9
What's in my Apple music library?
Minor blues jazz improvisation ideas| Birks Works
How to play Yakhal'inkomo by Winston Mankunku
Mccoy Tyner Left Hand voicing trick
How to accompany someone| Jazz standard| Day 8
Come with me to my gig| Music Vlog
5 McCoy Tyner licks for jazz improvisation
DAY IN THE LIFE OF A MUSIC TEACHER
ON MY WAY LYRIC VIDEO
How to be confident as a musician|| Day 7
How to build jazz Left Hand voicings | Day 6
A guide to Jazz improvisation|| Day 5
Playing a jazz standard for yourself| Day 4
2- 5 -1 Jazz piano voicings|| Day 3
Choosing Tensions for jazz standards|| DAY 2
Jazz Piano Basics 101|| Day 1
Free 10 day Jazz Piano Course for beginners!!
Moses Molelekwa song analysis: Finding Oneself
ANOTHER DAY (Official Music Video) - Thembelihle Dunjana & Lezaam Beets
Musical Plateaus + Life update
Jazz piano recital - Major Interim|| Fezile Bokani Dyer
Melodic Minor and Neo Soul Chord Borrowing
Understanding the function of chords in chord progressions.
4 Must know SA Jazz licks.
II V I workout for improved jazz improvisation.
South African folk song "Jikijela" by Letta Mbulu.
You do not need permission to improvise
Chord substitutions for NTYILO NTYILO || For Beginners
Letta Mbulu - Not Yet Uhuru cover
How to play Ntyilo Ntyilo for BEGINNERS| South African jazz standard
Intyatyambo - Collaboration
Intyatyambo - Creative Process
Intyatyambo - The Inspiration
Intyatyambo - The Message
How to use patterns in jazz and what I learnt from Mccoy Tyner.
My top 4 tips for Band leading
"Intyatyambo" the Album EPK
Jazz night in Cape Town! ( I tried to Vlog)
Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini || SOLO PIANO
How I film my videos TRAILER (Patreon Only)
What Monk says about half diminished chords
How to use iConnectivety Connect Audio 2/4 Interface
DOMINANT CHORDS, Secondary dominants and Sus V chords
How to improvise over South African I IV V progression
South African Jazz and Black Solidarity.
How Erykah Badu would sing a jazz standard
Posted this in #jamoftheweek
6 Tips for transcribing
Reharmonizing using HARMONIC MINOR SCALE (Part 2)
Breaking the Harmonic minor scale into chords + "Cheesecake" by Dexter Gordon
Trusting your own playing as a musician
Song for my father - Horace Silver
Jazz piano Left hand voicings and How high the moon
Autumn leaves improvisation #jamoftheweek
How to creatively harmonize a melody|| Jazz standard "Beautiful love"
Living my dreams in NYC!
How to improvise using the Bebop language.
Mccoy Tyner Transcription on "Theme for Ernie"
Vlog: Practice day as a jazz piano student!
Coltrane's Changes| Satellite and How high the moon
What Mccoy Tyner does on "my favourite things"
The missing note in the major scale.
"Free" by Lebo Mathosa || Reharmonized
How to use tritone substitutions properly| All the things you are
Is it too late to learn an instrument?
So... I'm on Patreon
Sinivile - Sisonke Xonti�
My partner plays happy birthday for me and MY REACTION!
Story time: Bad vibes and NO PAY
Diminished lesson Part 2: Minor and dominant chords
8 South African Jazz musicians going BEAST MODE
Diminished chords tutorial: How to use them
Finding your voice in music.
South African music|| oOxam - Miriam Makeba
40 facts facts about me|| South African Youtuber
There is no greater love reharmonized|| South African youtuber
Covid has just done it for musicians.
Jazz standard reharmonized. Saga of the Harrison crab feathers
The day I almost quit music. From classical to jazz.
NEO SOUL PROGRESSION|| Roland XPS-30 expandable synthesizer
30 seconds of dynamic energy in Maputo, Mozambique
11 MUST LEARN JAZZ STANDARDS FOR BEGINNERS
You're being too hard on yourself as a musician|| SOUTH AFRICAN YOUTUBER
5 LEVELS TO PRACTICE MAJOR SCALES FOR BEGINNERS|| JAZZ PIANO|| SOUTH AFRICA
MY 5 EMBARASSING MOMENTS ON THE JAZZ STAGE|| SOUTH AFRICAN YOUTUBER
SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ|| AYSIYIBAMBENI BY HERBIE TSOAELI
Playing Afternoon in Paris for 5 minutes
Jazzathon Cape Town 2020 - Table Cloth by Ida Gormsen
LEARNING A NEW BEBOP LINE
REHEARSAL SPACE WITH MY PEERS
HOW TO IMPROVE AS A MUSICIAN|| SOUTH AFRICAN YOUTUBER
Improvisation|| Lets talk about the simplicity of Improvisation|| South African Youtuber
How to improvise for beginners || Using the major scale
Happy birthday Mama
Drop II voicings explained in 2 minutes
Thembelihle Dunjana - Intyatyambo (Official Music Video)
South African pianist and composer Thembelihle Dunjana speaks on her Debut single "Intyatyambo"
Mccoy Tyner tutorial 1 Concept 2 phrases|| South African Youtuber
Jazz Rootless Left Hand Voicings over Jazz Standard "Afternoon in Paris" South African Youtuber
My favourite Bheki Mseleku phrase|| South African Youtuber
What is a Bebop major scale?|| How to play it|| South African youtuber
How to play jazz standard Autumn Leaves PART 2|| Which tensions to choose|| South African youtuber
How to play jazz standard Autumn leaves for beginners|| South African youtuber
Jazz harmony for beginners - Major diatonic series|| South African YouTuber
Jazz standard beautiful love - A diminished approach||. South African youtuber
MUSIC COMING SOON!! THEMBELIHLE DUNJANA
MUSIC TEASER!! ALBUM COMING SOON!
When Bae plays your song for you|| South African YouTuber
Piano sound on Roland XPS-30 Expandable Synthesizer|| South African youtuber
ALERT!!! New music coming soon || Thembelihle Dunjana || South African Youtuber
Mccoy Tyner- Contemplation|| Thembelihle Dunjana|| South African Youtuber
Kwa sec with Linda Tshabalala
Thembelihle Dunjana EPK- by Onele Liwani
Igugu project "Ezingcingeni"- Orbit performance
Blues for Gwen transcription- McCoy Tyner
Thongo Lam by Thandiswa Mazwai- Thembelihle Dunjana

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2017

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