Nikki Yeoh

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Nikki Yeoh
Born (1973-05-23) May 23, 1973 (age 45)
London, UK
Occupation(s)Pianist, composer
Associated actsCourtney Pine
Neneh Cherry
Phillip Bent
Dick Heckstall-Smith
Chante Moore
The Roots
Steve Williamson
Mark Mondesir
Michael Mondesir

Nikki Yeoh (born 23 May 1973) is a British jazz pianist and composer, known for her work with Courtney Pine, Neneh Cherry, Phillip Bent, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Chante Moore, The Roots and Steve Williamson. Born in London, Yeoh is of mixed race origin, having a father from Malaysia of Chinese descent, and an English mother.

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.[1]

Yeoh collaborates with drummer Mark Mondesir and his bassist brother, Michael Mondesir in Jazz trio Infinitum[2] and also performs as part of The AllStars Collective.[3]

Yeoh collaborated with The Roots in the 1994 Montreux Jazz Fest.[4]



  1. ^ Carr, Ian; Digby Fairweather; Brian Priestley (1995). Jazz: The Rough Guide. The Rough Guides. pp. 711–712. ISBN 1-85828-137-7.
  2. ^ "Nikki Yeoh and Infinitum". The guardian. 18 January 2002. Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Nikki Yeoh biog on The AllStars website". Retrieved 20 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Nikki Yeoh and The Roots".

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