Some of Europe’s best female jazz artists playing original jazz music with electronics.
Andrea Vicari (UK) - piano, Yazz Ahmed (Bahrain/UK) - trumpet, Rosa Brunello (Italy)- Bass, Alba Nacinovich (Croatia) - vocals; Dave Hamblett (UK) drums.
Andrea Vicari "a sharp post-bop piano improviser and prolific composer - breathtakingly eclectic" (The Guardian) has five albums under her own name; recently performed at Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Festival; and The Jazz Café with Claude Deppa. Returning to the 2019 Scarborough Festival with this band. She has performed with world greats Eddie Harris and Art Farmer!
Yazz Ahmed, an international jazz star who seeks to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage. Described as “psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling”, she has led her ensembles in concerts worldwide including New York, Toronto, Kuwait, Algiers, Berlin, Köln, Paris, Istanbul, Tunis and Amsterdam, and major festivals such as WOMAD, Molde Jazz, Pori Jazz and Love Supreme.
Rosa Brunello (bass) “manages to bring to mind the intelligent storm of Weather Report, the visionary insight of John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra, the flickering unpredictability of the themes of Ornette Coleman”,“..a young artist with a distinctive vision and the determination to make it real.” (Brian Morton)
Alba Nacinovich (Croatia) has “A voice in between Morissette and Natasha Khan by way of Björk, astounding for her vocal variety and capacity to challenge the impossible… sonic inventions of remarkable refinement.” selected for the “Euroradio Jazz Orchestra” (broadcast by Radio France & BBC R3) and performed at jazz festivals globally including Villa Celimontana Jazz, Veneto Jazz, Trieste Loves Jazz, Südtirol Jazzfestival, D’Jazz Nevers, Jazzdor, Liburnia Jazz, Jazz Time Rijeka.
Dave Hamblett (UK) is a first-call drummer on the burgeoning young London Jazz scene with artists including Ivo Neame, Snowpoet, Elchin Shirinov, Flying Machines, Abram Wilson, Escape Hatch, Duncan Eagles ; plus legends George Garzone and the late Kenny Wheeler
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