Tyrone Isaac-Stuart

Tyrone Isaac-Stuart is a jazz saxophonist and hip hop and contemporary dancer. During his time on the programme, Tyrone was awarded the Steve Reid Innovation Award and secured a short-term residency at Battersea Arts Centre to showcase his work. We introduced him to a sound engineer who provided pro bono support to mix and master…

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Spencer Martin

Spencer Martin is the co-founder of award-winning jazz venue Church of Sound and the band Lunch Money.  We helped him negotiate his first label deal with Scenic Route and connected him to international record label BMG, leading to a significant publishing deal for Lunch Money. We introduced Spencer to an accountant and lawyer to represent…

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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

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

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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