A BMus Hons Composition graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, Cassie is a BASCA award-winning London-based composer, arranger and alto-saxophonist. She is currently working in theatre, film, contemporary dance and both the jazz and classical performance worlds. She is 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 Developments’ and Musical Theatre Network’s most recent Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme recipient at Dundee Rep Theatre.
Current & upcoming includes: SuperBlackMan (Battersea Arts Centre) and London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik Scheme 2018.
Theatre composition credits include: 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: 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 Centre), 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).
Cassie Kinoshi is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund