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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


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 05/05/2019.

Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 05/05/2019.

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.


Saturday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 04/05/2019.

Saturday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 04/05/2019.

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.


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