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Yazz Ahmed Polyhymnia

Yazz Ahmed Polyhymnia

Yazz Ahmed Polyhymnia

Venue: Sage Gateshead
Date: Saturday 14th November 2020
Time: 8pm
£8.10 pp  LIVE STREAM
Booking: Online at or call Box Office 0191 443 4661 (lines are open 12noon - 5pm from Tuesday to Saturday)

Yazz Ahmed is a British-Bahraini trumpet player and composer who seeks to blur the lines between jazz, electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage. Her music has been described as ‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling‘.

In recent years she has led her various ensembles in concerts around the world as well as recording and performing with Radiohead, Lee Scratch Perry, Nile Rodgers, ABC, Swing Out Sister, Joan as Police Woman, Tarek Yamani, Amel Zen and These New Puritans. Yazz’s highly anticipated third album, Polyhymnia, was released in 2019 on Ropeadope Records and following a residency with our youth Jazz ensemble, Jambone, Yazz was due to play our Gateshead Jazz festival in March 2020.

After a long season of Covid discontent, we are thrilled to finally invite you to join us for an emotional reunion of this incredible ensemble of 12 musicians from her Hafla band, players from the album and friends, to perform this beautiful and highly immersive suite of music, from our main stage in Sage One. featuring musicians The music is a celebration of female courage, determination and creativity and the album has had incredible reviews – this is truly a jazz star who goes from strength to strength. | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Promoted in Partnership with GemArts and Sage Gateshead.

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