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Yazz Ahmed

Yazz Ahmed, poplar union, jazz herstory, music, arts, culture, east London, international women's day 2018, poplar union, women in focus, identity, theatre, representation
Yazz Ahmed, poplar union, jazz herstory, music, arts, culture, east London, international women's day 2018, poplar union, women in focus, identity, theatre, representation

The final in our series of Jazz Herstory presents, Poplar Union brings you Yazz Ahmed.

Yazz Ahmed

Yazz Ahmed is a British Bahraini trumpet and flugelhorn player who has played with everyone from Radiohead to Jazz Jamacia, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to Courtney Pine. She has written commissions for London Jazz Festival, Serious and the Southbank. She has performed across the UK and toured extensively around the world. Yazz developed a new instrument to enable her to delve deeper into Arabic music. She has recently released an album called ‘La Sabateuse’, music which is a deep exploration of her mixed heritage and her growing interest in sound design and electronic effects. The album has been described as ‘intoxicating, compelling and sonically outstanding’, and is transforming what jazz means in the 21st century.

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About Jazz Herstory

Jazz Herstory presents female led bands playing jazz now, spanning styles, sounds and generations. Showcasing the richness of jazz being made in the UK today and celebrating the women who contribute, Jazz Herstory presents award winning bands and instrumentalists, composers of national and international acclaim and people making waves locally.

We aim to share: to bring women from the background to a balanced foreground in jazz. Female instrumentalists have not been part of the story of jazz as much as their male counterparts and we want to play a part in writing a more balanced story from here on in and dissolve stereotypes in the process.

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Thu 15 March 7.30pm-9pm

£5 adv. / £7 on the door / £3 conc.
Age range: 14+

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