Previous Projects

This page includes all previous arranging and performing projects Toshi Clinch has worked on. It will be regularly updated as Toshi completes his current projects.


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VESUVIUS - THE TOSHI CLINCH BIG BAND (USA)

In 2017 Toshi Clinch released his first big band album titled VESUVIUS. The album features ten tracks that range in style and genre and three compositions by collaborative composer Drew Zaremba. 


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MOORE'S CODE - MOORE'S CODE (USA)

The leader of Moore's Code, Tim Moore, approached Toshi Clinch in 2017 to compose original horn parts for their self titled album MOORE'S CODE. You can hear Toshi's writing on "Four on the Floor", "Funky Chicken Biscuit", and "The 918".


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A HEART THAT ROARS - KATHERINE NEUENDORF (AUS)

A HEART THAT ROARS is an album by Katherine Neuendorf released in 2017. The album features Toshi Clinch on both upright and electric bass on selected tracks.


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JOSE APONTE AND THE CARIBE CLUB (USA)

In early 2017 Jose Aponte reached out to Toshi Clinch to rearrange the Caribe Club's entire Latin Jazz set list. Toshi arranged 10 different small ensemble pieces for Jose and adapted each chart to be playable with a variety of instrumentations.


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PETER RICHARDSON (UK) - VOCALS & TRUMPET

Toshi Clinch arranged multiple pieces for Peter Richardson's guest entertainer performance set, including popular songs "All I Ask" and "Roads". These arrangements can be heard on a variety of Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship's as Peter is currently working as Musical Director with RCCL. 


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THE FLYBOYS (UK)

The Flyboys are a popular UK barbershop quartet that sings arrangements of current pop songs in a 40's swing style. Toshi Clinch was commissioned by their leader Christopher Orton in 2016 to write a swing arrangement of the classic 80's song "Maniac". .


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MEGAN HEAPS (USA) - VOCALS

In 2016 Toshi Clinch was commissioned by Megan Heaps to arrange the famous "Unchained Melody" for her guest entertainer performance set. You can hear this arrangement performed on Royal Carribean Cruise Lines as Megan is a featured singer with RCCL.


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MARCO ROMANO (ITALY) - VOCALS

Marco Romano is a well known Italian vocalist based in Naples. Toshi Clinch was commissioned by Marco in 2016 to arrange a mix of traditional Italian songs and well known Italian-American repertoire. These arrangements included "Funiculi Funicula", "Tu Vuo' Fa' L'Americano" and "Volare".


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ROYAL CARIBBEAN - JEWEL OF THE SEAS SHOWBAND

In 2016 Toshi Clinch had the opportunity to both perform as a professional bassist on-board the Jewel of the Seas, as well as have multiple arrangements commissioned by the Musical Director. Some of these included a James Bond Medley, and two different play on themes. 


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BLACKBURN HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR JAZZ ORCHESTRA (AUS)

During 2016 Toshi Clinch was commissioned by Blackburn High School to arrange a piece by Australian jazz pianist Steve Sedergreen for their senior jazz orchestra. Toshi completed the arrangement of "Miss Happiness" and was debuted at Generations in Jazz 2017 by the band. In addition to the commission, Toshi has also worked with the music program at Blackburn High School on multiple occasions.


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BIRTH OF THE COOL TRIBUTE CONCERT (USA)

During his final semester at the University of North Texas, Toshi Clinch held a tribute concert to the BIRTH OF THE COOL album by Miles Davis. The concert featured 4 of the original pieces from the session, as well as 3 arrangements and compositions by Toshi and Aaron Hedenstrom in the style of the recording.


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THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS LATIN JAZZ LAB BAND (USA)
AND DANILO PEREZ (PANAMA)

While at the University of North Texas Toshi Clinch was asked by Jose Aponte to arrange one of Danilo Perez's (Wayne Shorter Quartet, Children of Light, Michael Brecker, Tito Puente) pieces for the Latin Jazz Lab Band's concert featuring Danilo. With one weekend to complete the arrangement, Toshi quickly completed his version of "Friday Morning" which was performed by Danilo and the band the following week.

Toshi also completed eight other Afro Cuban big band arrangements for the Latin Jazz Lab Band in 2016 and his works still continue to be played by the band today.


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RESPONSE - THANI & UFO FUNK BAND (USA)

In early 2016 Toshi Clinch's UFO Funk Band released their first collaborative album with Texan artist Thani. The result was an experimental Hip-Hop album that mixed traditional Hip-Hop with electronics and a live band.


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TUTU WITH STRINGS - THE MITCH VAN LAAR PROJECT (USA)

At the same time as planning for RESPONSE Mitch Van Laar approached Toshi Clinch to work collaboratively on another project. They decided to record five tracks from the Miles Davis album TUTU but have Toshi arrange the 80's classic with a 10 piece string section alongside trumpet and rhythm section.


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MOORE'S CODE (USA)

Late in 2015 Toshi Clinch was approached by Tim Moore the leader of Moore's Code to arrange "Joy to the World" for the band's upcoming Christmas recording. The recording can be found on YouTube here.


 
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THE VIDEO GAME SUITE (USA)

In early 2015 Toshi Clinch had the idea to create a 40 minute suite of video game music in a jazz setting. After a few months of composing Toshi created the Video Game Suite and performed the entire piece at the University of North Texas. Later in 2015 the ensemble recorded the suite and it can be heard on SoundCloud here.


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THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS UTUBES (USA)

Over the latter half of 2014 and 2015 Toshi Clinch arranged three different pieces for the UTubes trombone ensemble, including Michael Brecker's "African Skies", Jaco Pastorius' "Havona", and George Gershwin's "Fascinating Rhythm". In mid 2015 Toshi also had the chance to travel to Valencia, Spain with the ensemble and perform at the International Trombone Association.


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THE VILLAGE CHURCH DENTON (USA)

Toshi Clinch was approached by Josh Drew, the Worship Pastor at The Village Church Denton, who commissioned Toshi to arrange multiple orchestral worship songs for the church's birthday event in 2015. The songs included the popular "In Christ Alone" and "How Deep The Father's Love". In addition Toshi performed regularly with the Gospel band on bass and provided a transcription of "He Is" for the church.


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JACO PASTORIUS TRIBUTE CONCERT (USA)

During the beginning of 2015 Toshi Clinch assembled an eight piece ensemble and arranged multiple popular Jaco Pastorius compositions for a tribute concert. Some of the pieces included "Elegant People", "Havona", "Punk Jazz", "Liberty City", and "Three Views of a Secret".


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THE MITCH VAN LAAR CHRISTMAS PROJECT (USA)

In late 2014 Mitch Van Laar approached Toshi Clinch with the idea of recording a Christmas album for the upcoming Winter season. Toshi provided multiple arrangements for the project including a swinging version of "Sleigh Bells" and "O Tannenbaum".


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NEWBOP - NEWBOP SEXTET (AUS)

Just before departing Australia to study in the U.S. Toshi Clinch created the Newbop Sextet with some of his best friends in Melbourne. They went into the studio and recorded their debut EP, NEWBOP, featuring a mixture of standards, originals, and arrangements from the band.