We’re delighted that we are once again contributing to the Athens Jazz programme – returning this year from 23 to 29 May at Technopolis City of Athens with a focus on Women in Jazz – and it is our great pleasure to present the outstanding British-Bahraini trumpeter, composer and producer Yazz Ahmed.
Through her music, Yazz Ahmed seeks to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage in what has been described as psychedelic Arabic jazz.
Yazz Ahmed already holds a prominent place in the modern jazz scene. With three albums released to date (Finding My Way Home, La Saboteuse and Polyhymnia), which accurately capture her artistic development and reflect her distinctive quality, Yazz Ahmed stands out at major festivals and in jazz media ratings polls as a distinct creative musician on the contemporary jazz scene in the UK and internationally.
About Athens Jazz
Athens Jazz, the longest-running music festival in Athens, is changing and evolving, and with this year’s goal of showcasing female representation in today’s jazz music scene it brings us a very special female line-up. Twenty one female artists, all-female bands and music groups with front women from Europe and beyond will take to the main stage at Technopolis, inviting us to enjoy live performances by internationally acclaimed musicians.
Every year since 2001, Athens Jazz marks the start of the concert season in Athens and hosts a variety of international jazz trends, bands and groups from all over the globe, attracting more than 6,000 visitors daily.
To date, Athens Jazz has hosted more than 260 international and local bands and 2,900 musicians from 28 countries.
Find out more about Athens Jazz.
Admission is free.