Zoe Rahman + Jay Phelps Quartet


An exclusive double bill closes the Turner Sims jazz series. Zoe Rahman has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. 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. Tonight she performs music from her solo piano album Dreamland.

Trumpeter Jay Phelps is at the forefront of the young and creative generation of jazz musicians in the UK, with an instantly recognizable warm and projecting tone. A founder member of the critically acclaimed band Empirical, he has since performed and recorded with an array of international jazz artists including Courtney Pine, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, and Jamie Cullum. Tonight he presents music from his much-anticipated new album.

To see Zoe Rahman in full flood is one of the more startling experiences in British jazz…a furnace of musical energy. The Telegraph