Zoe Rahman News

Ivor Novello Award Winner

Zoe received an Ivor Novello Award, Impact Award, at the Ivors Composer Awards 2021. At the award ceremony, the Ivors Academy said of Zoe: “We come now to the first of our Ivor Novello Awards tonight for outstanding achievement. This year’s Impact Award recognises a composer and pianist who’s one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. Throughout her career Zoe Rahman has been influenced by her Engish, Irish and Bengali heritage, written music with swing, lyricism, energy and intimacy. Her sound is drenched with originality and a jazz legitimacy that recognises her pedigree as a world class artist, composer and performer. Winner of the Perrier Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 1999, she has since picked up a MOBO a Parliamentary Jazz Award and a Mercury Prize nomination. And with her commitment to education and campaigning for greater female representation in instrumental jazz, she inspires a new generation with her experience, generosity and passion. Zoe shines as one of Britain’s most powerful compositional voices and important contemporary artists who puts a spotlight on jazz from the UK as an international musical force.” Jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph presented Zoe with the award, saying “She’s one … Continue reading

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Patron of Jazz Centre UK

Zoe has just become a patron of The Jazz Centre UK Read article in Jazzwise Magazine

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Composer for Told by an Idiot Theatre

Zoe was commissioned to compose a jazz score for a new show by Told by an Idiot Theatre Company called “The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel”, which is on tour throughout the UK in 2020, includung in her home town Chichester (21st-25th Jan) and at Wilton’s Music Hall in London (14th-18th Jan) as part of the London Mime Festival. It will also be on tour in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle, Scarborough, Northampton, Exeter and will be showing in Luxembourg on 9th/10th Jan 2020.

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JazzFM Award nominee

Zoe has been nominated for “Instrumentalist of the Year” at the 2016 JazzFM Awards. More info here: jazzfm.com

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Zoe will soon be releasing a new album, “Dreamland”. She’ll be marking its release with a gig at The Forge in Camden on 7th June 2016: www.forgevenue.org

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Courtney Pine Tour 2016

  Zoe will be on tour with Courtney Pine throughout 2016, performing music from their duo album “SONG (The Ballad Book)” – for full listings please see www.courtneypine.co.uk FEBRUARY 16 20 – Eastbourne Birley Centre 27– Liverpool Capstone Theatre APRIL 3 – Dartford Orchard Theatre 7 – London Kings Place 8 – Wiltshire Music Centre 16 – Gateshead Sage 17 – Beacon Arts, Greenock 21 – Falkirk Town Hall 23 – POWYS Theatr Hafren 30 – Cheltenham Jazz Festival MAY 1 – Clitheroe Ribble Valley Jazz Festival 3 – Surrey Farnham Maltings 4 – Leeds Howard Assembly Rooms 23 – Bury St Edmunds, The Apex 25 – Newcastle Under Lyme New Vic Theatre JUNE 1 – Salisbury Festival 9 – Queens Theatre, Barnstaple 11 – St Donats Arts Centre

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British Jazz Award winner

Zoe won the piano category in the 2015 British Jazz Awards!

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Duo Album/Tour with Courtney Pine

Zoe has just recorded a duo album with Courtney Pine, due for release in early 2015 – she’ll be touring throughout 2015 with Courtney, see courtneypine.co.uk for tour dates.

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Zoe won a MOBO Award (Best Jazz Act) last night at Liverpool’s Echo Arena. Watch the awards on BBC iPlayer (48mins in if you want to fastforward!) http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00y0578/The_MOBO_Awards_2012_Live/

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Kindred Spirits Album Reviews

‘a brilliant cd and in every way a five star rating’ ukjazzradio.com ***** Continue reading

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