Cassie Kinoshi (b. 1993) is a Mercury Award nominated and Ivors Academy Award winning (formerly know as BASCA, British Composer Award) London-based composer, arranger and alto-saxophonist. She is currently working in theatre, film, contemporary dance and both the jazz and classical performance worlds. Cassie is best known for her work with her large ensemble SEED, Afrobeat band KOKOROKO and jazz septet NÉRIJA. She is currently Mercury Musical Developments’ and Musical Theatre Network’s most recent Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme recipient at Dundee Rep Theatre and was a part of the London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik Scheme 2018-19.
Theatre composition credits: Top Girls (National Theatre), The Little Prince adpated by Inua Ellams (Stratford Circus Arts Centre), All The Shit I Can’t Say To My Dad (This Is Black, Bunker Theatre), Teleportation (This is Black, Bunker Theatre), Blue Beneath My Skin (This Is Black, Bunker Theatre), , SuperBlackMan (Battersea Arts Centre) , 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)
Dance composition credits: Balletboyz, Deluxe (Sadlers Wells)
Awards and Nominations: Mercury Award Nominee 2019 (Driftglass, SEED Ensemble), Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year Winner 2019, Ivors Academy Award Winner 2018 (formerly known as British Composer Award, BASCA), Best Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble (Afronaut, SEED Ensemble), Parliamentary
Jazz Award 2017 for Best Newcomer (Nérija), Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year Nominee 2016 (Nérija), BBC Young Composer of the Year Nominee 2012 Outside of theatre, Cassie has worked as a curator for the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room alongside Moses Boyd (Unstoppable Voices, 2018) as well as writing and arranging music for events such as Women of the World Festival 2017 (Royal Festival Hall). She also featured as a part of Soweto Kinch's BBC Four show Jazzology and is regularly invited as a radio and live panel guest to discuss politics, society and music. Cassie also works as an educator and workshop leader, most recently at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2019 for Serious' Womxn Make Music performance at the Southbank Centre.
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