Nikki Yeoh – Twin Passions

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A brave choice, a musical epiphany and a near tragedy were the critical factors in the musical life of pianist and composer Nikki Yeoh. Taking lessons from Chucho Valdes early on, and known for her work with Courtney Pine, The Roots and Neneh Cherry as well as the cream of British jazz, the birth of her son in 2004 changed her life and career in a dramatic way. Nick Hasted spoke to her about these seismic events and how they all filtered into the creation of her new solo piano album, Solo Gemini

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