Zoe Rahman

This article is from 2007.

Mercury-nominated jazz pianist forges a personal style

The success of pianist Zoe Rahman’s Mercury Prize-nominated album Melting Pot last year propelled her into the national jazz consciousness, and has now led to the re-issue of her earlier disc, The Cynic, originally released in 2001. Like Melting Pot, it was recorded with a trio, and featured seven original compositions that she had been developing over as much as a decade before she committed them to disc.

The pianist describes the album as ‘really a snapshot of the time and place, how I sounded back then.’ This Edinburgh Jazz Festival concert will provide an opportunity to catch up with how she sounds now. Her influences are broad-ranging, and that ability to find an original and personal voice from a mosaic of diverse sources is indicative of her belief that ‘being a jazz musician means that you should be able to take things from any playing situation and make them your own.’

Bosco Theatre, 473 2000, 4 Aug, 7.30pm, £12.

Zoe Rahman, Mario Caribe, Stu Brown

One of the brightest young stars on the UK's contemporary jazz scene is joined by Mario Caribe (bass) and Stu Brown (drums). 'Part of Lagavulin Jazz Festival'.

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