“A remarkable pianist, by any standard.” – The Observer
“Her sound is drenched with originality and jazz legitimacy….a world class artist, composer and performer… Zoe shines as one of Britain’s most powerful compositional voices and important contemporary artists.” – Ivors Academy
Described in The Observer as “a remarkable pianist by any standard”, Zoe Rahman has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars of contemporary jazz.
A vibrant and highly individual pianist/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 powerful technique, wide-ranging imagination and exuberant performance, she has become a highly sought-after musician on the international music scene.
In July 2023 Zoe released her new album “Colour of Sound”, the most ambitious, many-hued, uplifting large-ensemble music of her multi-award winning career.
Born to a Bengali father and English mother, Zoe studied classical piano at the Royal Academy of Music, took a music degree at Oxford University and then won a scholarship to study jazz performance at Berklee College of Music, Boston.
In July 2023 Zoe will be released her new album “Colour of Sound”, “the most ambitious, many-hued, uplifting large-ensemble music of her multi-award winning career”.
In 2021 Zoe won the Ivor Novello Impact Award at the Ivors Composer Awards, she won a MOBO Award for best Jazz Act for her album Kindred Spirits, “a work of breathtaking musical imagination” (Metro) and her second album, Melting Pot, was nominated in 2006 for one of the UK’s most prestigious music awards, the Nationwide Mercury Prize, alongside the likes of Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Arctic Monkeys and Muse. The album also won ‘Jazz Album of the Year’ at the UK’s inaugural Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Now she brings here exciting 8-piece ensemble to Birmingham! For more information and to book tickets, please visit: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/zoe-rahman-octet