SEED Ensemble

Sunday Nov 17th

Storey's Field Centre

Doors: 8:30pm

Time: 9:00-10:15pm

Tickets: £12 / £10 students / £6 under 18s

Special two concert deal (Routes in Jazz 'Dizzy Reece' + Seed Ensemble): £25 / £20 students / £12 under 18s

Standing concert with limited seating available.

Age recommendation:
Under-14s should be accompanied by an adult.

Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED Ensemble’s line-up is packed with London’s fresh new talent. Come and celebrate the day with us at Storey's Field Centre with pop up food from Reggae Kitchen (6pm -9:30pm.

Formed in early 2016, Mercury Prize Nominees 2019,  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. 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.

“…a wonderful reflection not simply of the best of London’s current improvisational music, but a strong perspective representing the city’s young Black creative class.” - Afropunk

Cassie Kinoshi is a striking instrumentalist, a musician able to reinterpret material on the fly, while injecting brave new elements in the process…a stunning work, full of daring musicality and spiritual depth.” - The Clash

" A most fantastic and colourful approach to this piece. So very well done and I'm extremely  proud of you all. Big thanks "  - Greg Osby

…Driftglass is an untrammelled wrap-around delight.” All About Jazz

" 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 " -

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