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Daniel Casimir (Jazz Composition, 2024)Daniel Casimir. Photo Tatiana Gorilovsky

Daniel Casimir

Shortlisted in 2024 for Jazz Composition

Daniel Casimir is a composer, producer, bassist and influential figure within the UK Jazz scene. Daniel graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012 and completed a Masters at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2015. In 2016, Daniel released his debut EP, Escapee with the label, Jazz re:freshed. The album received a 5-star review from the Evening Standard. Following the success of Escapee, Daniel performed internationally and released a joint album with vocalist Tess Hirst entitled,  These Days in 2020.  Daniel went on to release his debut album Boxed In in 2021. The album merges the sound of ‘New UK Jazz’ with classical orchestration and was named ‘Top Albums for 2021’ by Vinyl Factory. The album also saw Daniel being named “Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year” by Jazz FM.

Daniel’s latest project, Balance will be released by Jazz re:freshed in 2024. The album continues the ethos from his previous work and merges a full big band made up of leading figures from the UK Jazz scene, with a string section from the London Contemporary Orchestra.