". . . she’s such an important and unique artist, she deserves to be celebrated."
- Jamie Cullum, Radio 2
"Holy soul food, Batman! It feels good to listen to a musician who plays from the heart . . . another bliss infusion."
- All About Jazz
“. . . high-energy post-bop brilliance.”
- London Evening Standard
hard, with a terrific
- The Independent
Sunday, May 14th, 2023
Support: Edison Herbert Trio
“Anyone who’s seen her live will be aware of an exceptional talent.” - MOJO
". . . a uniquely Rahmanesque modern jazz fusion that fascinates and fizzes with restless, inquisitive energy . . . It’s concentrated, serious fun." - BBC Music Magazine ****
“. . . a wholly original brand of Anglo-Asian music.” - Sunday Times.
Described in The Observer as “a remarkable pianist by any standard”, Zoe Rahman has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene.
Winner of the Best Jazz Act for her album Kindred Spirits at the 2012 MOBOs, and the Best Pianist category in the 2015 British Jazz Awards, Zoe's a vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer whose style is deeply rooted in jazz, yet reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste.
Known for her powerful technique, wide-ranging imagination and exuberant performance, she has become a highly sought-after musician, working most recently with the likes of George Mraz, Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra and made her debut at the club in 2021 with Courtney Pine, wto perform songs from their duet album, The Ballad Book.
Born in Chichester, to a Bengali father and English mother, Zoe studied classical piano at the Royal Academy of Music, took a music degree at Oxford University and then won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where she studied with the inspirational pianist JoAnne Brackeen.
Zoe shares her passion for music through teaching in a variety of contexts, inspiring musicians of all ages and abilities. From 2013-14 she was Artist in Residence with youth big band Jazz Vehicle in Lincoln.
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"His fluent style is a delight for the jazz aficionado and the casual listener.” - Musician magazine.
A soulfully expressive guitarist with a very distinctive sound and stylish delivery, Sky Arts Guitar Star Edison Herbert is a masterful improviser with a lyrical approach similar to Wes Montgomery and George Benson. He also cites Tal Farlow, Pat Metheny, Grant Green, Joe Pass and Nile Rodgers as other influences - along with pianist Oscar Peterson.
Edison Herbert (Guitar), Neville Malcolm (Double Bass), Winston Clifford (Drums).
". . . a compelling album that serves to remind us just what a fine player and composer Zoe Rahman is."
- Bebop Spoken Here
“There are worlds I know I have yet to discover in Where Rivers Meet. There is no
- Jazzwise ****
“. . . the best example of her full-on jazz talents she has so far released.”- The Guardian
“Hard swinging and outgoing,"
- All About Jazz
Tickets: £20 (+ Booking Fees)
Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm