Mercury Award-nominated innovative jazz collective SEED Ensemble announce debut UK tour

All-star London ten-piece SEED Ensemble announce their first ever UK tour for March and April 2020, taking in eleven shows across the country.

15/03/2020 – The Blue Arrow, Glasgow
17/03/2020 – The Grand, Clitheroe
18/03/2020 – Band on the Wall, Manchester
19/03/2020 – The Wardrobe, Leeds
20/03/2020 – Sage, Gateshead
21/03/2020 – Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield
22/03/2020 – The Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
31/03/2020 – Norwich Arts Centre
01/04/2020 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
02/04/2020 – Colston Hall, Bristol
04/04/2020 – Turner Sims, Southampton

Led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi, ten-piece jazz group SEED Ensemble head out on their debut UK tour, taking in eleven shows in Glasgow, Clitheroe, Manchester, Leeds, Gateshead, Sheffield, Barton-upon-Humber, Norwich, Birmingham, Bristol and Southampton in March and April 2020.

SEED Ensemble feature a stellar line-up, made up of London’s most exciting young jazz musicians including tuba player Theon Cross (Sons of Kemet), trumpeter Sheila-Maurice-Grey (Kokoroko) and guitarist Shirley Tetteh (Maisha). Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED Ensemble explore a blend of genres through original compositions and improvisation.

Their debut release Driftglass, released on Jazz Re:freshed in February 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.

Tickets for all shows on sale now.

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