Seed Ensemble UK Tour

March - April 2019

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.

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.

Presented by Music-Net. Music-Net is a partnership between producer and promoter Root Music and Inner City Music, owners and operators of historic Manchester music venue Band on the Wall, funded by Arts Council England.



Dates / Venues

  • 21st March
  • Sheffield - Yellow Arch Studios
  • 0114 273 0800
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  • 22nd March
  • Ropery Hall - Barton Upon Humber
  • 01652 660380
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  • 04th April
  • Southampton - Turner Sims
  • 023 8059 5151
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