Yazz Ahmed is a British Bahraini trumpet and flugelhorn player.
Her music, through which she seeks to blur the lines between jazz, electronic sound design and the music of her mixed heritage, has been described as ‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling’.
Yazz has recorded and performed with Radiohead, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, ABC, Swing Out Sister, Joan as Police Woman, Tarek Yamani, Amel Zen and has toured the world with art-rock band, These New Puritans.
During her recent year as an LSO Soundhub composer, she explored writing music for her newly developed quarter-tone flugelhorn, which enables her to get closer to the spiritual nature of the blue notes in Arabic music.
Her first album, Finding My Way Home, 2011, marked the beginning of her exploration of fusing jazz and Arabic music. This was followed in 2017 by her critically acclaimed album, La Saboteuse (Naim), which has brought her to the attention of a global audience.
Yazz Ahmed live at the BBC and her album 'La Saboteuse'.
Yazz will be playing at Northern Quarter, Huddersfield on the 14th December 2018 alongside a jazz/experimental support act and a world music vinyl DJ, both to be announced.
Tickets on sale are as follows with release dates included:
5 super early bird tickets at £14.50 (20.08.18) 16 early bird tickets at £16.20 (27.08.18) 50+ advanced tickets at £17.20
Super early bird and early bird can only be purchased online but advanced can be bought at Northern Quarter.
There will be limited seating at this event so if you desire a seat please arrive early. Seating and other arrangements can be organised in advanced for people with additional needs. Food, in the form of pizza, will be available also. This is a very special event and we want to make it as awesome an experience as possible, please feel ok to contact us with any further questions or requirements. All money taken in ticket sales goes to the artist's costs.