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Yazz Ahmed

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.


ARTIST REVIEWS
Yazz Ahmed -  ‘Alhaan al Siduri’ , CBSO Centre, Birmingham, 03/10/2015.
Yazz Ahmed -  ‘Alhaan al Siduri’ , CBSO Centre, Birmingham, 03/10/2015.

"An ambitious piece of work, flawlessly played and sung by an excellent ensemble featuring some of Britain's finest jazz musicians."

4 out of 5

Live Review


Polyhymnia
Polyhymnia

"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."

4-5 out of 5

Album Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

Book  Review; Sammy Stein “Women in Jazz” (8th House Publishing).

Book Review; Sammy Stein “Women in Jazz” (8th House Publishing).

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.


Steve Tromans - Directions in Music: the Complete Harmonic Festival Marathon Solo Performance.

Steve Tromans - Directions in Music: the Complete Harmonic Festival Marathon Solo Performance.

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.


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