Yazz Ahmed Yazz Ahmed London An accomplished trumpet player, composer and producer, British-Bahraini artist, Yazz Ahmed, has long garnered global acclaim. Her album, La Saboteuse (Naim Records, 2017), scooped Jazz Album of the Year in The Wire magazine and acheived attention beyond the jazz world. Polyhymnia (2019) won multiple rave reviews, leading Downbeat Magazine to name her as one of the artists set to shape the future of jazz over the next decade. Her career has been studded with high profile collaborations, including recording and performing with the likes of Radiohead, Lee Scratch Perry, These New Puritans, and composing for Jazz FM, Adult Swim and New York’s Festival of New Trumpet Music and more. Blending the spiritual sounds of the Middle East with the futuristic flavour of the UK’s contemporary jazz scene, Yazz’s music has been described as ‘Psychedelic Arabic Jazz, intoxicating and compelling’. Most recently she scooped up two glittering prizes at the Jazz FM Awards 2020 - UK Artist of the Year and Jazz Album of the Year for Polyhymnia. This was followed in November by the highly prestigious Ivor Novello Award for Innovation in Composition.