Natalie Rungan
Natalie Rungan

Natalie Rungan

Natalie Rungan is a jazz, gospel and popular music vocalist, a producer, songwriter, and educator. Over the years she has released seven studio albums and collaborated with a multitude of local and international musicians. Natalie has performed on various stages and festivals across the country, and has toured on the African continent, in North America, Europe, Scandinavia and Australia with different ensembles. She has a Master’s degree, and is currently pursuing a PhD at Rhodes University.

As an educator, Natalie has taught jazz vocals at the University of Natal, been a choir director in the genres of jazz and gospel music and is currently the Head of Music at Durban High School. As arts manager, Ms Rungan is also the director of the Chris Seabrooke Music Centre at Durban High School. In 2002 she was awarded Best Jazz Vocalist in the Old Mutual National Jazz Encounters Competition and has been nominated for both the Metro FM Awards and the Crown Gospel Awards. Her music has also been featured on television productions. In 2022, Natalie produced three notable collaborations, one with Swiss guitarist Andre Kunz, and two with multi instrumentalist Prince Bulo exploring a fusion of genres with Jazz, Amapiano, & dance music.

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