Toshi Clinch is a professional arranger, composer, and bassist located in Melbourne, Australia. In 2016, Clinch graduated from the prestigious University of North Texas with a Bachelor degree in jazz arranging. Following his studies he soon began employment with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines where he performed around the world on-board the Jewel of the Seas. In recent years Clinch has written arrangements for the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Big Band, various West End artists, and X-Factor finalist Dan Hamill. Additionally he often writes for various high schools, universities, cruise ship entertainers, video games, and is currently the primary arranger for The Flyboys.
THE TOSHI CLINCH BIG BAND (TCBB)
The Toshi Clinch Big Band is a new big band project based in the DFW area. The band features members from around the United States and brings a broad range of musical styles into the traditional big band format. Primarily performing original compositions and arrangements by Toshi Clinch, the band also features pieces by members of the band as well as other local composers and arrangers.
Skyward Fantasy is a 2D fantasy role-playing game being developed by Rehmlok Arts. Toshi Clinch alongside Drew Zaremba have been commissioned to compose an original soundtrack for the game, with the planned launch being in early 2018.
Metafit Training is a fitness company that has created a simple 30 minute workout that yields high quality results. Toshi Clinch has been commissioned to write 10 of these workout tracks, coming to a grand total of 5 hours of high intensity electronic music.
THE JACKSON FOUR
The Jackson Four is an Australian blues and swing Hammond B3 quartet. They have commissioned Toshi Clinch to notate their personal repertoire, including classic tunes such as "You Came a Long Way From St. Louis" and "Hey Pocky A-Way".
UFO FUNK BAND
THE VIDEO GAME SUITE
It was a real pleasure to work with Toshi Clinch at the University of North Texas! His amiable personality served him well in all areas. While here, he proved himself to be a solid bassist and prolific composer/arranger for a large variety of ensembles.
Lynn Seaton, Grammy winning bassist, recording artist, and professor at the University of North Texas.
Toshi Clinch is impressive as a music producer and arranger. He handles heavy workloads with ease and functions well in a broad range of styles.
Rich DeRosa, Grammy-nominated composer, recording artist, and director of jazz composition and arranging at the University of North Texas.
Toshi is one of the most genuine and hardworking musicians I have had the pleasure of working with. I have always admired his leadership, musicality, and passion for music. Whether he is a bandleader or a sideman, he is constantly pushing those around him to be at their best and leading by example.
Aaron Hedenstrom, composer, arranger, saxophonist.