Bassist, Composer, Producer
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.
Portfolio of Work
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
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.
Daniel Casimir - A Live Tribute to Mingus @jazzrefreshed / BBE // 25.10.2018
Daniel Casimir - Escapee EPK
Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst @ BME sessions presented by Jazz re:freshed
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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.
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.
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,