In England jazz pianist Zoe Rahman is an established name. Back in 1999 she won the Perrier Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award. From that moment on her career progressed rapidly. In 2001 she was nominated Rising Star of the BBC Jazz Awards and her debut album The Cynic joined the contest for Album of the Year. Zoe Rahman studied music at the university of Oxford and continued her studies as a performing artist at the American Berklee College of Music, where she studied with the renowned pianist Joanne Brackeen. Rahman isn't only praised for her fabulous technique and for her talent as a composer, but also for the way she succeeds in generating group-dynamics in her trio (Gene Calderazzo: drums, Oli Hayhurst: bass). Melting Pot, her latest album, made the shortlist of the prestigious Nation Wide Mercury Prize.