Giacomo Smith, musician

Giacomo Smith

We started mentoring Kansas Smitty’s founder and band leader Giacomo Smith, in 2014. We helped him secure two-year support from the City Music Foundation, which led to the release of the Kansas Smitty House Band’s superb debut album and opening of their East London bar in 2015. From there we trained Giacomo to become one…

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Sheila Maurice Grey, musician

Sheila Maurice-Grey

Sheila Maurice-Grey is an award-winning London-based trumpeter and visual artist who trained at Goldsmiths and Trinity Laban. She’s also known as Ms MAURICE, leads KOKOROKO (an Afrobeat seven-piece) and is a core member of Nérija. We supported Sheila and KOKOROKO to sign a record deal with Gilles Peterson’s label, Brownswood. We connected Sheila to a…

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Cassie Kinoshi, musician

Cassie Kinoshi

Cassie Kinoshi is an award-winning London-based composer, arranger and alto saxophonist known for her work with jazz septet Nérija, Afrobeat band KOKOROKO and her own 10-piece ensemble, SEED. We supported Cassie’s negotiations with her label jazz re:freshed for the release of SEED’s first album, Driftglass, which led to Cassie’s 2019 Mercury Prize nomination. We connected…

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