Yazz Ahmed

Reviews

Play Fewer Notes

“Her set was an ethereal experience.”

FIP Radio

“…music that is as hybrid as it is bold.”

The Music Site

“..Yazz Ahmed is part of a glimmering new constellation in the jazz firmament.”

Twisted Soul

“…let Ahmed take you on a beautiful journey of forward-thinking jazz compositions.”

The All Seeing Eye

“Yazz’s transformation of this into a unique blend of psychedelic Arabic jazz is intoxicating, compelling and sonically outstanding.”

Headphone Nation

“Even if you’re not familiar or terribly interested in jazz, Ahmed’s music deserves your attention, and she’ll most likely make you second guess your thoughts on jazz.”

Dave Sumner, Bandcamp

“its potent mix of post-bop lyricism and modern fusion soundscaping makes connections with both head and heart.”

Jazz Journal - Fred Grand

“Her opalescent flugelhorn carried strong echoes of Kenny Wheeler.”

London Jazz Blog - Patrick Hadfield

“Ahmed’s playing seemed flawless and her tone mellifluous.”

Financial Times - Mike Hobart

“ Ahmed has a true tone and spins long lines over complex, self-penned structures.”

Jazzwise Magazine - Stephen Graham

‘Jazz in the Round summons the spirit of the legendary populist classical music TV presenter Humphrey Burton who presided over shows at the Cockpit when the theatre was still in its infancy, and Nelson mindful of the need to respect Burton’s pioneering spirit and his compulsion to present something fresh opened with a trio led by young cerebral flugelhorn player Yazz Ahmed.
Her precise at-times Arabic influenced music and take on Janek Gwizdala material aided and abetted by contrapuntal vibes lines unfolded impressively stark melodic ideas.’