Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble

LONDON Vortex
11 Gillett Square
London
N16 8AZ

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Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED’s ten-piece 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.

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.

" The richness of the band’s melody, harmony and solo is something we can attest to and that got the crowd going. Band members cut across race and gender; and original compositions are inspired by the social issues of our times. So a night of music by the people for the people about the people? We like " - www.sqwzl.com

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

(Tony Minvielle at Jazz FM)