Winner of Jazz Young Musician Award 2016 Announced: Daniel Casimir
The winner of the Jazz Young Musician Award 2016 is bassist Daniel Casimir. The Master of The Musicians’ Company, Andrew Morris, presented Daniel with his Award at the Pizza Express Jazz Club on 25 September. Daniel performed alongside finalists Elliott Sansom (piano), Scott Chapman (drums), Jackson Mathod (trumpet), Leo Richardson (saxophone) and Rob Luft (guitar) at the Club, and won the Award following a close audience vote.
Daniel Casimir joins a distinguished list of past winners including Tina May, Andy Panayi, Tim Garland, and singer and BBC Radio 3 presenter Emma Smith.
Each year The Musicians’ Company, one of the oldest and most respected charitable companies in the City of London, donates over £180,000 in scholarships and awards in support of young musicians at the start of their careers across several musical genres.
Based in London, bassist Daniel Casimir graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire in 2012 where he studied with Mark Hodgson, Arnie So-mogyi and Miles Davis’ bassist Dave Holland. He has performed in several jazz festivals including the London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz festival and Love Supreme. Daniel recently graduated from Trinity Laban and is active on the London jazz scene. He has performed regularly in respected venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex, Pizza Express and the 606 Jazz Club. As well as continuing to be a sought-after bassist in projects such as the Clark Tracey Quintet and Jean Toussaint’s Roots and Herbs band, Daniel is now focusing on writing and producing his own material.