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Yazz Ahmed

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Biography of Yazz Ahmed

Tipped as a rising star by Jazzwise and Time Out, Yazz won great reviews for her debut at Ronnie Scott’s, leading her own quintet and in opening the Jazz In The Round series at the Cockpit Theatre with her vibraphone and bass trio.

Yazz has also performed with her quartet, featuring Lewis Wright, at the Vortex, the National Portrait Gallery, and opened the 2013 Manchester Jazz Festival.

She has played alongside Toshiko Akiyoshi, Rufus Reid, Kenny Wheeler, Steve Williamson and Sir John Dankworth. She works regularly with the London Jazz Orchestra, Tomorrow’s Warriors and Jazz Jamaica.

In 2012, Yazz represented Bahrain in the Cultural Olympiad, joining renowned musicians from the Arabian Gulf in collaboration with Transglobal Underground. This project, ‘In Transit’, was supported by the British Council and has performed in Dubai and London.

During November 2012, Yazz was involved in a cultural exchange project, ‘Interplay’, working with musicians from Britain and Sweden as a composer and performer. The collaborators for ‘Interplay’ included Denys Baptiste, Samuel Hallkvist and Michala Ostergaard-Nielsen.

Yazz was selected for Take Five Edition VIII supported by Serious and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation during 2013.

Yazz has recorded and performed with, These New Puritans, Max Romeo, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, the Manic Street Preachers, Swing Out Sister, Twiggy and the Urban Soul Orchestra.

Yazz plays flugelhorn on Radiohead’s album The King of Limbs and The King Of Limbs, Live From The Basement, which was screened worldwide during July 2011.

Yazz’s album, Finding My Way Home, featuring bass virtuoso, Janek Gwizdala and clarinetist, Shabaka Hutchings, was released in August 2011. The album is a collection of original compositions and improvisations, exploring the sounds and rhythms of Yasmeen’s Arabic heritage, revisiting memories from her early childhood in Bahrain. These are contrasted with pieces reflecting the classic British jazz from the 1950s and 60s, which was the soundtrack to her teenage years and was her gateway into improvised music.

Gary Crosby OBE included Finding My Way Home in his top five releases of 2011.

Yazz’s Granddad, Terry Brown, was a successful jazz trumpet player and record producer who worked with some of the best British jazz musicians of all time, including Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott and the original John Dankworth Seven.

She picked up the trumpet inspired by the music and the stories that Terry shared with her.

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