The Mercury-nominated jazz pianist/composer plays music from her current Kindred Spirits recording – the music is a powerful and fresh portrait of her combined English, Irish and Bengali heritage and reflects the diversity of her musical interests and influences. The players in her band share her vision for the music and are all talented soloists in their own right.
They recorded the album after touring Ireland in 2011, a year that co-incided with the 150th birth anniversary of Bengali writer, musician, artist and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. These two events count, in part, for her choice of music, although the performance will mostly consist of a collection of her recent compositions and other favourite pieces.
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. A vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer, her style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it 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.
Zoe Rahman Quartet
Zoe Rahman – piano
Idris Rahman – clarinet, tenor saxophone
Davide Mantovani – double bass
Gene Calderazzo – drums
£10 (adv) / £12 (door)
* Double Ticket Deal available £17.50 for:
Weds 18 July Zoe Rahman Quartet
Thurs 19 July Sons of Kemet & Anton Hunter Trio
This event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.
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A Manchester Jazz Festival event in association with Band on the Wall.