SEED Ensemble is an emerging London-based ten-piece project led by composer, arranger and alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi. She is known for her work with jazz septet, Nerija, (Parliamentary Jazz Award Winners 2017, Best Newcomer) and afrobeat jazz group, Kokoroko. Today they released the first full-lenght Driftglass, out via jazz re:freshed.
“SEED Ensemble is my way of celebrating the vibrant and distinctive diversity that has significantly influenced what British culture has become over the centuries. I also hope that aspects of the music succeed in planting a “seed” of awareness within the current climate of our society. It’s important to me that I shine a light on political subject matter which is often disregarded by the masses and highlight what it means to exist as a young Black British citizen today”, says Kinoshi.