2019 HYUNDAI MERCURY PRIZE NOMINEES ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER UK TOUR FOR SPRING 2020
2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize nominated all-star London ten-piece SEED Ensemble announce their first ever UK tour for spring 2020, taking in eleven shows across the country.
Led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi, the ten-piece jazz group will 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 & April next year.
SEED Ensemble boasts 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 Hyundai Mercury Prize nominated debut album ‘Driftglass’ (released via 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.
SEED Ensemble will play the following UK live shows in spring 2020 (presented by Music-Net & friends, in association with ATC Live) - tickets for all shows on-sale now;
15 March Glasgow Blue Arrow
17 March Clitheroe Grand 01200 421 599
18 March Manchester Band On The Wall 0161 832 1111
19 March Leeds – Wardrobe
20 March Gateshead Sage 0191 443 4661
21 March Sheffield Yellow Arch Studios 01142 730 800
22 March Barton-upon-Humber Ropery Hall 01652 660 380
31 March Norwich Arts Centre 01603 660 352
1 April Birmingham Hare & Hounds 0121 444 2081
2 April Bristol Colston Hall 01172 034 040
4 April Southampton Turner Sims 02380 595 151
Music-Net is a partnership between producer and promoter Root Music and Inner City Music, owners and operators of iconic historic Manchester music venue Band on the Wall (funded by Arts Council England).
Sun 15 Mar 2020
Glasgow – Blue Arrow
Tue 17 Mar 2020
Clitheroe – Grand
Wed 18 Mar 2020
Manchester – Band On The Wall
Thu 19 Mar 2020
Leeds – Wardrobe
Fri 20 Mar 2020
Gateshead – Sage
Sat 21 Mar 2020
Sheffield – Yellow Arch Studios
Sun 22 Mar 2020
Barton-Upon-Humber – Ropery Hall
Tue 31 Mar 2020
Norwich – Arts Centre
Wed 1 Apr 2020
Birmingham – Hare & Hounds
Thu 2 Apr 2020
Bristol – Colston Hall
Sat 4 Apr 2020
Southampton – Turner Sims
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