Yazz Ahmed + Melissa Yıldırım
Ahead of their EFG London Jazz Festival 2021 live shows, enjoy this re-issue of their digital concerts originally filmed for WOW Festival Istanbul
Aynur + Melisa Yildirim | Sun 14 Nov 2021 | Barbican
Fusing Forces: Yazz Ahmed and the BBC Concert Orchestra | Sun 21 Nov 2021 | Queen Elizabeth Hall
A figure at the heart of the exciting UK jazz scene; the British-Bahraini trumpet sensation Yazz Ahmed.
Through her music, Yazz seeks to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage in what has been described as ‘psychedelic Arab jazz, intoxicating and compelling’. Her career is studded with high profile collaborations which have seen her record and perform with the likes of Radiohead, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Transglobal Underground, Susheela Raman, Tarek Yamani and Amel Zen, including a world tour with These New Puritans.
Her latest album 'Polyhymnia' was released on Ropeadope Records and was conceived as a message to the world about the history and growing empowerment of women. It consists of a series of powerful tributes to noted women in history, whose stories resonated and inspired Yazz
Watch Yazz Ahmed + Melissa Yıldırım filmed at Arcola Theatre for Women of The World Festival Istanbul