Mix at Six: Yazz Ahmed

Yazz Ahmed

Yazz Ahmed is a British-Bahraini trumpet and flugelhorn player. Her music — through which she seeks to blur the lines between jazz, electronic sound design and the music of her mixed heritage — has been described as “…psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling” (Hear and Now Media). In recent years, she has led ensembles in London, New York, Kuwait, Berlin, Paris, Istanbul, and Amsterdam. Ahmed has also recorded and performed with Radiohead, Lee “Scratch” Perry, ABC, Swing Out Sister, Joan as Police Woman, Tarek Yamani, and Amel Zen, and has toured the world with art-rock band These New Puritans.

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