Acclaimed pianist returns for another Welwyn Garden City performance

PUBLISHED: 19:52 29 November 2014 | UPDATED: 09:40 30 November 2014

Zoe Rahman will be appearing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Zoe Rahman will be appearing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

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A former Mercury Music Prize nominated pianist will be returning to Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

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Following sell-out performances at Herts Jazz Club and the 2012 Herts Jazz Festival, Zoe Rahman and her trio will play live in Garden City Cinema’s Screen 2 at the Hawthorne Theatre complex on Sunday night.

Zoe is one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene.

A vibrant and highly individual pianist and 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 individual style, powerful technique and exuberant performance, Zoe is a highly sought-after musician, working with the likes of George Mraz, Courtney Pine and Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA Orchestra.

Her 2006 album, Melting Pot, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and her critically acclaimed Where Rivers Meet found her and her brother Idris Rahman exploring the music of their Bengali heritage in a brilliant fusion of jazz and world music.

Clark Tracey, of Herts Jazz Club, said: “After previous sell-out gigs at Herts Jazz Club and the 2012 Herts Jazz Festival, we are really pleased to welcome Zoe back again.”

Joining Zoe will be Mark Lewandowski on bass and Gene Calderazzo on drums.

Advance tickets cost £3 students, £10 members, £13 concessions and £14 full.

Book online at www.hertsjazz.co.uk/currentseason.html

Walk-ups are £5 students, £12 members, £15 concessions and £16 full.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

* For more information about Herts Jazz Club, see www.hertsjazz.co.uk


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