Nomfundo Xaluva is a consummate jazz artist who has shared the stage with Sibongile Khumalo and opened for renowned American jazz vocalist, Dianne Reeves. Born and raised in Port Elizabeth, Xaluva graduated with a Master’s Degree in jazz studies from the University of Cape Town and subsequently attended Summer Jazz School in Norway.
She has also taught music and worked as a vocal coach at the Cape Academy of the Performing Arts. The talented singer and songwriter also worked on African Songbook: A musical tribute to Nelson Mandela and was the principal soloist at DIRCO's Celebrating Sophiatown at the opening of parliament.
Some of Xaluva’s career highlights include being signed to Universal Music and spending time at USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles. In 2013 she released her debut album for which she won a Metro Music Award in the Best Urban Jazz Album category in 2014 and an impACT award for Music and Singing 2014. Xaluva also headlined her very own concert at the inaugural Nelson Mandela Bay Concert Series in 2014.
- Best Female Artist & Composer / Co-composer
- Best Creative Album of the Year