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Kamaal Williams and Yazz Ahmed at Manchester Academy

Kamaal Williams and Yazz Ahmed
Manchester Academy
22nd July 2022

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An exclusive double-bill at Manchester Academy with two of the most exciting contemporary jazz artists, Kamaal Williams and Yazz Ahmed.

Kamaal Williams (aka Henry Wu) is one of the most important musicians and record producers to emerege from the London Jazz scene in recent years. Williams rose to prominence alongside drummer Yussef Dayes, releasing the excellent Black Focus in 2017 as one half of Yussef Kamaal before shorlty splitting. Since then Williams has released his brilliant solo record The Return in addition to electronic releases under the name Henry Wu.

Over the last decade, Yazz Ahmed has led her ensembles in performances across the UK & Europe, and further afield in Algeria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, USA & Canada. She has also enchanted audiences at major festivals such as WOMAD, Love Supreme, NYC Winter Jazz Fest & Pori Jazz. Ahmed was the Jazz FM musician of the year.

This performance brings these two wizards of jazz together in a show that will capture the raw energy of fusing jazz with urban sounds and arab music.

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