Nikki Yeoh


Nikki Yeoh (born 24 May 1973) is a British jazz pianist who has worked with Courtney Pine, Cleveland Watkiss, Steve Williamson, Chante Moore, The Roots and Neneh Cherry. Born in London, Yeoh is of mixed race origin, having a father from Malaysia of Chinese descent and an English mother. One of her first music teachers was Don Rendell. [1]

Nikki Yeoh
Nikki Yeoh
Born (1973-05-23) 23 May 1973 (age 47)
London, England
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsPiano
Associated actsCourtney Pine
Neneh Cherry
Phillip Bent
Dick Heckstall-Smith
Chante Moore
The Roots
Steve Williamson
Mark Mondesir
Michael Mondesir

Yeoh has a long-standing collaboration with drummer Mark Mondesir and his bassist brother, Michael Mondesir in the jazz trio Infinitum.[2][3][4] The trio was featured as the backing group for the finalists of the BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020 [5]

She also performs as part of The AllStars Collective.[6]

Yeoh collaborated with The Roots in the 1994 Montreux Jazz Fest.[7]

Awards and honorsEdit

Yeoh won The Independent award for Best Jazz Musician of the Year in 1996 and in 1999 was a semi-finalist at the piano competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival.[8] She won Jazz FM Instrumentalist of the Year in 2017.[9]

DiscographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nikki Yeoh". Thsh.co.uk. June 25, 2020. Retrieved 2020-07-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Nikki Yeoh and Infinitum". The guardian. 18 January 2002. Retrieved 20 June 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "YouTube: Nikki Yeoh Live at Ronnie Scott's".
  4. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/aug/16/cyrus-chestnut-nikki-yeoh-review-ronnie-scotts-international-piano-trio-festival
  5. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/young-jazz-musician Nikki Yeoh's Infinitum at Ronnie Scotts
  6. ^ "Nikki Yeoh biog on The AllStars website". Retrieved 20 June 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Throwback Thursdays: The Roots Live At Montreux Jazz Fest 1994". Okayplayer.com. July 2, 2012. Retrieved 2020-07-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Carr, Ian; Digby Fairweather; Brian Priestley (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide. The Rough Guides. pp. 711–712. ISBN 1-85828-137-7.
  9. ^ "Music heavyweights honoured at the 2017 Jazz FM Awards". Planetradio.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-07-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Nikki Yeoh: Solo Gemini review – this gifted pianist's solo set was worth the wait". The Guardian. June 16, 2016. Retrieved 2020-07-02. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit