Originally from Sydney, Australia, Toshi Clinch began playing the trumpet at an early age. Within a few years he moved to Melbourne, Australia and began playing the upright bass. Fast forward 10 years and Toshi now finds himself pursuing many different aspects of music including jazz composition and arranging, artist management, performing, and teaching. He has recently graduated from the prestigious University of North Texas with an undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies and released his debut big band album VESUVIUS. Currently Toshi is located in Melbourne, Australia and maintains a busy writing schedule for an international clientele.
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.