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Headliner: Zoe Rahman Octet

Friday 24th Nov 2023

Venue: Cambridge Junction J2 (unreserved seating)

Tickets: £25.00 / £20 (under 25) inc. £2.50 cmsn

Doors: 7:00pm

Time: 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Age recommendation:

Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.

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Zoe Rahman – piano 

Rowland Sutherland – flute and alto flute 

Camilla George  – alto sax 

Idris Rahman – tenor sax and clarinet 

Mark Armstrong – trumpet 

Rosie Turton - trombone 

Gene Calderazzo – drums 

Alec Dankworth – double bass 

photo credit: Ilze Kitshoff

Zoe Rahman, spellbinding pianist and visionary composer, presents her new album “Colour of Sound”. 


Zoe Rahman’s style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical tastes. Known for her powerful technique, wide-ranging imagination and exuberant performance, she has become a highly sought-after musician on the international jazz scene.  A MOBO Award winner, Mercury Prize nominee and Ivor Novello Impact Award winner, Zoe is a unique presence in the British music industry.  


“Her sound is drenched with originality - a world class artist, composer and performer… Zoe shines as one of Britain’s most powerful compositional voices and important contemporary artists.” Ivors Academy     


“the highlight of the entire Festival. The writing was intelligent and imaginative and the playing superb. I haven’t seen such a long queue for the merch desk at a jazz gig for a very long time. Says it all” 


Colour Of Sound combines Zoe’s unique and powerful writing with thrilling arrangements and dynamic performances to create an album of jazz at its highest level. It’s a splash of colour and a bold statement beautifully realised that is Zoe Rahman’s most compelling work to date. “This music was written to connect with people - it’s very emotive but people are really receptive to that right now after all they’ve been through, and they’re so up for hearing live music! Every show feels like a celebration and this music reflects that”  

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