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Soweto Kinch is a British jazz alto saxophonist, composer, music arranger, lyricist MC, rapper, artist educator and an actor. He is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians to hit the British Jazz and Hip Hop scenes in recent years. He first became interested in music at the tender age of eight quickly developing a fondness for the alto saxophone. Soweto’s musical influences are as broad as they are diverse, having been inspire by Jazz, West Indian music and recently baroque and early classical music due to an interest he has in the 17th and 18th century black population of Britain. He has been nominated for the Mercury Prize and he won the MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act 2003. He runs his own youth arts/music project in Birmingham, The Live Box and has a passion for youth engagement.