Cassie Kinoshi is a BASCA nominated London-based composer, arranger and alto-saxophonist best known for her work with jazz septet Nérija (Parliamentary Jazz Award Winners 2017, Best Newcomer), Afrobeat band Kokoroko and her own large ensemble SEED. She is currently Mercury Musical Development and Musical Theatre Network’s most recent Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme recipient at Dundee Rep Theatre.
Current & upcoming:
SuperBlackMan (Battersea Arts Centre)
London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik Scheme 2018
Theatre composition credits: Pagans (Old Vic Theatre, Old Vic 12), Exceptional Mercy (Old Vic Theatre, Old Vic 12), Hy Brasil (Old Vic Theatre, Old Vic 12) Feather by Feather (Old Vic Workrooms), Bobsleigh Team (Old Vic Workrooms)
Film & Advertising credits: "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead”: Tour of the Old Vic (Old Vic Theatre/National Theatre) Undercurrent (London Short Film Festival Best Experimental Film Nominee 2018) ONES, On An Empty Stomach (ICA Best Experimental Short Film Award Nominee 2017)
Awards and Nominations: BASCA Award Nominee 2018, Best Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble (Afronaut, SEED Ensemble), Parliamentary Jazz Award 2017 for Best Newcomer (Nerija), Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year Nominee (Nerija), BBC Young Composer of the Year Nominee 2012
Outside of theatre, Cassie has written and arranged music for events such as Women of the World Festival 2017 (Royal Festival Hall), EFG London Jazz Festival 2011-17 (Barbican Centre/Cadogan Hall/South Bank Cetnre), Felabration! 2016 (British Library) Her compositions and performances have been showcased on BBC Radio 3 (Jazz on 3/Late Junction) and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance (Bonnie Bird Theatre).
SEED Ensemble will be releasing their album Driftglass in February 2019.