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."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.