Cambridge Jazz Festival: SEED Ensemble

Sunday 17 November 2019
Storey's Field Centre, Eddington, Cambridge (Just off Huntingdon Road)

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Cambridge Jazz Festival presents:

Special two concert deal (Routes in Jazz 'Dizzy Reece' + Seed Ensemble): £25 / £22 students / £12 under 18s


Pop-up FOOD available to purchase on site from REGGAE KITCHEN (5:30 - 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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Running time:
Door 20:30
Start 21:00
End 22:30
Running times are approximate and subject to change