SEED Ensemble

Submitted by OCM on July 1, 2019 - 14:28

Venue, Timing and Cost

Tap Social Movement
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
8pm (7.30 Doors)
Tickets £15 / £11 (conc.)*
Poster Seed Ensemble

"Heartfelt and accomplished brew of African, Caribbean and urban dance grooves, R&B and 60s Blue Note-ish ensemble harmonies" The Guardian****

Formed in early 2016, SEED Ensemble is a ten-piece band led by BASCA (British Composer Award) award-winning composer and alto-saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi. Cassie is also known for her work with jazz septet NÉRIJA (Parliamentary Jazz Award Winners 2017, Best Newcomer) and Afrobeat band KOKOROKO.

For this concert, SEED ensemble presents a stellar line-up featuring some of London’s most up-and-coming young jazz musicians. 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 release Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed, 2019) features the track Afronaut (feat. XANA) which won the British Composer Award 2018 (BASCA) for Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble.

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