Thursday 24th March 2022
£20.00 - £55.00
Jazzwise 25th Anniversary Festival - Seed
Formerly known as SEED Ensemble, Seed. is a Mercury Award nominated ten-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi.
Line-up: CASSIE KINOSHI alto sax, composer; SHEILA MAURICE-GREY trumpet; JACK BANJO COURTNEY trumpet; DEJI IJISHAKIN tenor sax; JOE BRISTOW trombone; HANNA MBUYA tuba; DESCHANEL GORDON piano/keys; SHIRLEY TETTEH guitar; RIO KAI bass & PATRICK BOYLE drums
The band presents a stellar line-up featuring some of London’s most up-and-coming young jazz musicians. West African and Caribbean influenced groove, seed. explores a blend of genres through original compositions and improvisation. Their debut release Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed, 2019) features the track Afronaut (feat. XANA) which won the Ivors Academy Award 2018 (formerly known as BASCA, British Composer Award) for Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble.