• thewickedsound.com Seed Ensemble Driftglass Mercury Prize 2019
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    Seed Ensemble’s debut album ‘Driftglass’ shortlisted for the Mercury Prize Album Of The Year 2019

    SEED Ensemble’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Driftglass’ was few days ago shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 Hyundai Mercury Prize Albums of the Year. Released earlier this year via contemporary music/arts movement and record label jazz re:freshed, the ten-piece collective is led by composer, arranger and alto saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi. On her nomination Kinoshi proudly added, “I am extremely honoured to have been shortlisted for a Mercury Prize. Thank you for your belief in both mine and my bands’ work. It means a lot to have our first release celebrated and share our message with you.” Across ‘Driftglass’, Kinoshi embraces styles both past and present to create something that we can…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jazz Re Fest Brighton Dome 27.07.2019
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    The 7th annual jazz festival hosted by Jazz Re:Freshed returns to Brighton Dome on Saturday 27th July.

      JAZZ RE:FEST is a family-friendly, annual one-day festival, produced by music and arts organisation Jazz re:freshed, celebrating jazz and jazz-inspired music and culture. After a fantastic festival in 2018 and now in its seventh year, JAZZ RE:FEST returns to Brighton with over 50 DJs and musicians to showcase the incredibly diverse, colourful, expressive and creative world of jazz music and alternative culture.   Jazz re:freshed’s mission is to globally elevate, amplify and spotlight the breadth of expression in UK Jazz, while breaking down the boundaries to access the music as a listener.  Synonymous with supporting the launch of Ashley Henry and Nubya Garcia’s recording careers, tastemakers, Jazz re:freshed have achieve…