Zulu South African contemporary jazz vocalist Talie Monin has enjoyed a spectacular rise among the top ranks of the global jazz elite after winning the “Audience Choice Award” at the 2018 Montreux Jazz Festival.
In 2019, she released her wildly successful debut album 24 Strathay, which top American jazz critic and head of programming at JazzWorks in the US called - “Exuberant elegance! This is a 21st century musical alchemy that’s pointing jazz towards the future.” Monin also headlined a command performance in Beijing, China as part of the global centennial celebrations commemorating Nelson Mandela’s birth. In 2019, she won the award for “Best Female Jazz Artist” at the Mzantsi Jazz Awards in South Africa. Backed by her highly talented band, the World Jazz Compendium, Monin has received widespread acclaim at numerous jazz festivals and club performances around the world.
Monin’s compelling vocal style seamlessly blends elements of her African heritage with the authentic heart and soul of American jazz to create a truly extraordinary musical expression of joy and excitement. Monin is currently in pre-production for her second album, which is scheduled for release in 2022. Songs from the album 24 Strathay are currently available on all major streaming platforms.