Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble

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Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED’s line-up is packed with London’s fresh new talent.

Formed in early 2016, SEED Ensemble is a ten-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi - Composer/Musician, the recent recipient of the 2019 Breakthrough Act OF The Year at the Jazz FM awards.

The project presents a stellar line-up featuring some of London’s most up-and-coming young jazz musicians including tuba player Theon Cross and tenor saxophonist Chelsea Carmichael.

Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED explores a blend of genres through both original compositions and arrangements. Their debut album Driftglass was released by the Jazz Re:freshed label earlier this year and features the track Afronaut which won the British Composer Award 2018 (BASCA) for Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble.

'The big band led by gifted composer, arranger, musician Cassie Kinoshi and featuring the cream of the UK's new young jazz talent is a must see if you have your eyes on the future' (Jazz FM)

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