CQAF 2016


Courtney Pine feat Zoe Rahman: Song (The Ballad Book)

Festival Marquee

Thursday 5 May, 8.00PM


Doors: 7:45pm | Unreserved Seating

Tickets available on the Door

Tickets also available In Person:

Visit Belfast
8 – 10 Donegal Square North
(Opposite front of City Hall)

Via Telephone
028 90 246 609

In association with Moving on Music

The Evening Standard called it ‘a match made in jazz heaven’ – master reed-player Courtney Pine on bass clarinet, accompanied by pianist Zoe Rahman, with beautiful interpretations of timeless ballads. In this intimate duo, they perform a mixture of originals and great songs by Donny Hathaway, Duke Ellington, Chaka Khan and more.

Pine strips everything right back for the most intimate shows of his long and celebrated career as he takes to the stage playing bass clarinet accompanied only by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award winning Pianist, Zoe Rahman. A vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer, her style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste.

We are grateful to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for the loan of the Steinway Grand Piano for the purpose of this event.

“Spellbinding, shimmers serenely with a breath taking beauty” – MOJO 

“Masterly” – JAZZWISE

“Nothing short of breathtaking” – THE TELEGRAPH

“Great songs, intimate solos and Courtney Pine and Zoe Rahman sounding tender and true” – FINANCIAL TIMES

“this duo set….is a revelation… a selection of timeless music” – THE GUARDIAN

“The raw emotion they evoke is sheer magic 10/10” – BLUES AND SOUL