I remember meeting Zoe Rahman at the infamous WAC workshop - yet another testimony to the astonishing legacy of Ian Carr, and WAC founder and CEO Celia Greenwood. It is alarming that WAC at this time should be challenged with a large cut in funding, given the legacy of accessibility, diversity and excellence.
Zoe, who last year won Best Jazz Act in the MOBO awards, has been successfully running a band of her own in trio and quartet format for many years. She has developed both a fine body of work and a distinctive musical style. Good to see Zoe at the St James in the same season as her brother Idris (somebody with whom I’ve also had a long and fruitful musical association).
Zoe will be joined by Alec Dankworth on double bass, and Gene Calderazzo on drums.
If you’re interested in supporting WAC, now Wac Arts, please go to www.WacArts.co.uk/support-us
- and if you’d like to support us, come along to the St James - Two great ways to support jazz in London!