UK based trumpeter and composer of Bahrainian consent. Ahmed leads her own band, Ahmed Family Halfa and is also a prolific session musician whose credits include work with Radiohead and others. Her debut jazz album “Finding My Way Home” was released in 2011 with a follow up imminent.
In 2014 Ahmed was awarded a “Jazzlines Fellowship” by the Birmingham based Jazzlines organisation. Her Fellowship commission “Alhaan al Siduri - Melodies For Siduri” was premiered at the CBSO Centre in Birmingham in October 2015.
"An ambitious piece of work, flawlessly played and sung by an excellent ensemble featuring some of Britain's finest jazz musicians."
"Rich, powerful, colourful, exciting and highly evocative. Ahmed’s most ambitious and most successful work to date has the feel of a ‘major statement’ about it."
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A book that offers a fascinating insight into the lives of contemporary jazz women and one that will be read with great interest by jazz enthusiasts of any gender. Intelligent and insightful.
The music from Steve Tromans' remarkable eleven hour solo 'Piano Marathon' from 2011 has finally been released into the public domain. Here Steve and Pam & Ian Mann remember this unique performance.