With regret, our upcoming event “SEED Ensemble” has been postponed.
This decision was a mutual one taken between the event organisers and The Grand Venue.
It is based on the growing concern surrounding the safety of our audience and event delivery team with the sharp daily rise in positive coronavirus cases.
All tickets purchased for the original date of March 17 will be valid for the new date. The new date has not been scheduled as of yet, but we will keep you posted on the details once they have been confirmed.
We will be making contact with all ticket holders in the next few days. Ticket holders who would prefer refunds can contact our Box Office on 01200 421599.
The Grand Team
SEED Ensemble is a Mercury Award-nominated 10-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi.
The band presents a stellar line-up featuring some of London’s most up-and-coming young jazz musicians including tuba player Theon Cross (Sons of Kemet), trumpeter Sheila-Maurice-Grey (Kokoroko) and guitarist Shirley Tetteh (Maisha).
Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED explores a blend of genres through original compositions and improvisation. Their debut release Driftglass (Jazz Re:freshed, 2019) features the track Afronaut (feat. XANA) which won the Ivors Academy Award 2018 (formerly known as BASCA, British Composer Award) for Jazz Composition for Large Ensemble.
Presented by Music-Net. Music-Net is a partnership between producer and promoter Root Music and Inner City Music, owners and operators of historic Manchester music venue Band on the Wall, funded by Arts Council England.