A BMus Hons Composition graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Cassie is a London-based composer, arranger and alto saxophonist known for her work with jazz septet NÉRIJA (Parliamentary Jazz Award Winners 2017, Best Newcomer), Afrobeat band KOKOROKO and her own large ensemble SEED.
Alongside working frequently within the world of jazz music and live performance, Cassie has also written for short film (Recent Work: Undercurrent, Anne Verheij, London Short Film Festival Best Experimental Film Nominee 2018) as well as professional classical ensembles such as the Benyounes Quartet and members of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Her most recent ventures include currently partaking in the London Symphony Orchestra's renowned Panufnik Scheme 2018-19,, a Sound and Music funded series of events with her ensemble SEED (Driftglass), working as the sole composer for The Old Vic Theatre's professional development programme 2016-17 and currently The Old Vic Theatre's Connect Now Series 2018.
Notable artists Cassie has worked alongside include Dele Sosimi, Zoe Rahman, Nathaniel Facey, Yazz Ahmed and Laura Jurd. In 2012 Cassie was shortlisted for the BBC Young Composer of the Year award and is currently releasing SEED Ensemble's album with label Jazz Re:freshed.
Cassie Kinoshi is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund