SEED ENSEMBLE 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.

LISTEN TO “AFRONAUT” (feat XANA) HERE

LISTEN TO “WAKE (FOR GRENFELL)” HERE

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                                                                                                       BUY TICKETS

17 March             Clitheroe Grand                                               01200 421 599                                   BUY TICKETS

18 March             Manchester Band On The Wall                  0161 832 1111                                   BUY TICKETS

19 March             Leeds – Wardrobe                                                                                                           BUY TICKETS

20 March             Gateshead Sage                                               0191 443 4661                                   BUY TICKETS

21 March             Sheffield Yellow Arch Studios                    01142 730 800                                   BUY TICKETS

22 March             Barton-upon-Humber Ropery Hall           01652 660 380                                   BUY TICKETS

31 March             Norwich Arts Centre                                      01603 660 352                                   BUY TICKETS

1 April                  Birmingham Hare & Hounds                       0121 444 2081                                   BUY TICKETS

2 April                  Bristol Colston Hall                                         01172 034 040                                   BUY TICKETS

4 April                  Southampton Turner Sims                           02380 595 151                                   BUY TICKETS

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).