Jazz FM’s Instrumentalist of the Year 2017 (sponsored by Rathbones) Nikki Yeoh is a creative free spirit who, although deeply rooted in the language of improvisation, is open to a range of music that leans as much to populism as it does high art.
Since her emergence on the British jazz scene in the mid 90s pianist Nikki has proved to be an improviser, composer and all-round adventurer who has continually sought to broaden her musical horizons.
Accomplished soloist as she is, Nikki has also excelled as a composer, this is borne out by the number of very significant commissions. Among the most notable recent works, Suite Of Seven Tunes, based on the seven deadly sins, for the internationally renowned reeds virtuoso, John Surman. And River Spirit, which was written for The Oxford New College Boys Choir following a commission from Oxford Contemporary Music.