Daniel Casimir

Bassist, Composer,  Producer

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Bio

A Lifetime of Music

Described to have won the Young Jazz Musician Award “with great mix of communicativeness, simplicity and sass” and winner of the Jazz FM "Instrumentalist of the Year," Multi-award winning bassist and composer Daniel Casimir has played a crucial role in the UK Jazz scene.


Since finishing the formal aspect of his musical training, Daniel has had the opportunity of performing with the following artists; Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Lonnie Liston Smith, Chihiro Yamanaka, Jean Toussaint, and David Lyttle. In addition to performing with an array of musicians, Daniel has recorded with Nubya Garcia (We Out Here, Nubya’s 5IVE), Binker Golding (abstractions of Reality Past and Incredible Feathers) Camilla George (Isang) Blue Lab Beats, Oscar Jerome and Ashley Henry (Beautifull Vinyl Haunter). 


In 2017 Daniel released his first recording as a bandleader Escapee, which was released under Jazz Re:freshed followed by the critically acclaimed album "These Days” in 2019. His most recent release "Boxed In" has merged the sound of UK Jazz with classical orchestration. 

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Music

Portfolio of Work

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Boxed In

Boxed In is the debut album by bassist and composer Daniel Casimir. The album is both a celebration of Black British Culture and a critique of the genres, labels and stereotypes which have traditionally been placed upon black musicians. The album merges a Jazz quintet alongside a classical string quartet, brass and woodwind section.

Award-winning bassist Daniel Casimir and co-writer Tess Hirst released their debut album These Days at the end of last year via pioneering London-based record label, jazz re:freshed. ‘These Days’ was inspired by the duo’s London surroundings, as charged observations are delivered via thought-provoking lyricism, neo soul and modern jazz. Across twelve tracks, Casimir and Hirst fuse traditional jazz sounds into beautifully composed compositions, narrating their way through a political and cultural landscape

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Following winning Musicians’ Company award, Daniel was spurred to recording his debut EP ‘Escapee.’

‘Escapee’ features fellow rising stars on the scene, Moses Boyd, Joe Armon-Jones, Shirley Tetteh and features vocalist Tess Hirst.

 
 

Discography

I have had the honour of appearing on:

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BOXED IN

Daniel Casimir

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Source

Nubya Garcia

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These Days

Daniel Casimir &
Tess Hirst

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Escapee

Daniel Casimir

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Abstractions of Reality Past and incredible feathers

Binker Golding

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Universal Beings

Makaya McCraven

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Nubya Garcia's Five

Nubya Garcia

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The People Could Fly

Camilla George

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Beautiful Vinyl Hunter

Ashley Henry

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When We Are

Nubya Garcia

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Tam Tam Tam

Giles Peterson's presents

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Jean Toussaint

Brother Raymond

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Jubilations

Clark Tracey

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Xover

Blue lab Beats

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Rise of The Spider Monkey

Andy Davies

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Stories and Rhymes

Jasmine Power

 

Industry Reviews

Respected Insights

Jazz Wise

Jazzwise

With his supple basslines and effortlessly warm tone, bassist Daniel Casimir has been the driving force behind new festival stars such as Nubya Garcia and Joe Armon-Jones...

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Evening Standard

If ever proof were needed that London’s young Jazz scene is on fire right now, here it was: first up, the conservatoire trained, in demand double bassist and composer Daniel Casimir, leading a crack quartet of fellow rising stars through a set of tunes from his excellent EP, Escapee.

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London Jazz News

This collection of work stands very well as a unified whole. Don’t put it on ‘shuffle’, listen to it from start to finish and enjoy the architecture, the contrasts, the messages and the feeling of five superb musicians giving it large and whole-hearted.

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Jazz Revelations

Casimir's passionate and powerful playing on the double bass coupled with Hirst's introspective lyricism and magnificent vocals makes this album a fantastic progression from Casimir's successful 2017 EP Escapee,

 

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