Award Winning Jazz Star to help promote cultural diversity of jazz
The Jazz Centre (UK), the UK’s only cultural centre for jazz music, is pleased to announce that Zoe Rahman, the award-winning jazz pianist and composer, has joined the charity as a patron.
The Jazz Centre (UK) is a volunteer-led national charity that works preserves, promotes and celebrates jazz in all its forms.
Zoe is one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. A vibrant and highly individual pianist and composer, her style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste.
On her appointment, Rahman said: “ I'm honoured to be a patron of the Jazz Centre UK. It's fantastic to have a national platform where the whole history of British Jazz can be celebrated, encompassing the full breadth of this vibrantly diverse art form.
Mark Kass, CEO & Trustee of The Jazz Centre (UK) added:
“We're really excited to add Zoe to our honoured role of Patrons. Her all-inclusive, genre crossing passion for jazz and her vision for jazz as an all-inclusive music will help us spread the word for jazz to wider audience, so this is another very exciting development for The Jazz Centre (UK).”
Kass continues, “Zoe joins our growing roster of high-profile jazz patrons including Dame Cleo Laine, Jamie Cullum, Jules Holland, Paul Jones, Simon Spillett, Alan Barnes, Sir Van Morrison and of course Sir Michael Parkinson and we’re all really looking forward to working with her!”
Based in The Beecroft Gallery, Southend-on-Sea in Essex, , The Jazz Centre (UK) partners with local, regional and national organisations through its jazz museum, multi-media research & education hub and its recently re-vamped performance venue now equipped with professional standard live streaming equipment.
The charity continues to grow its global influence as the UK’s only cultural centre for the art of jazz in all its forms and with Zoe Rahman’s joining the growing list of Patrons, the Jazz Centre is on a firm footing help more people from all backgrounds, cultures and communities understand, enjoy and share in this great music.