The award winning bassist performs material from his upcoming debut full length album
Serious Take Five alum Daniel Casimir has become a regular fixture across the UK jazz scene, providing his heavyweight upright sound for the likes of Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry, Camilla George, and Binker Golding.
Having studied and performed with the likes of Julian Joseph, Lonnie Liston Smith, and Jean Toussaint, the turning point in Daniel’s career came in 2016 when he won the Worshipful Company’s Young Jazz Musician award, providing the catalyst for his first E.P. release Escapee to critical acclaim and radio play across the Evening Standard, BBC 6music, Worldwide FM and Jazz FM.
Having subsequently released These Days with Tess Hirst in 2019 on Jazz Re:freshed, Daniel spent 2020 recording his debut full length album due out later this year – a celebration of Black British Culture and a critique of the genres, labels and stereotypes which have traditionally been placed upon Black musicians. The music takes a step outside of prescribed ideas.
The first single Safe Pt 1 – inspired by Derek Owusu’s book of the same title which outlines the experience of being Black in Britain – is out now, with the full album due in Autumn which Daniel will be performing at EFG London Jazz Festival.