RIP Coleridge Goode 1914-2015

Just sharing with you Gary Crosby’s blog post of the passing of our dear friend, Coleridge Goode who died last Friday (2 Oct). All of us at Tomorrow’s Warriors send our warm and sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Coleridge was one of our artistic director, Gary Crosby’s most important mentors and a staunch supporter of Tomorrow’s Warriors, coming with his wife, Gertrude to as many gigs as he could physically manage, even when he was well into his 90s and wheelchair bound. Gary thought it vital that as many of our young musicians as possible meet this giant of UK jazz, and used every opportunity to bring one or two young Warriors with him on his visits to Coleridge’s house. Of course, Coleridge absolutely loved hearing our young musicians play, generously sharing stories from his life as a musician, and freely offering advice and guidance when requested.

Always positive, and one of the finest jazz bassists ever, Coleridge was a truly wonderful and inspiring man. The world of jazz is impoverished by his passing and we shall miss him, and Gertrude, lots and lots.

Rest in deep musical peace, dear Coleridge.

Source: RIP Coleridge Goode 1914-2015

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10 Aug: Tune in to Nérija on Jazz On 3/BBC Introducing

Image: Nerija-Jazz on 3-BBC Introducing

The star of Nérija is most definitely in the ascendant this summer! After making a pile of new friends at Latitude, Brainchild and the Love Supreme Festivals, they hit the Manchester Jazz Festival as part of a Jazz On 3/BBC Introducing showcase presented by Kevin Le Gendre.

Even with two deps – Richie Seivright (trombone) depping for Rosie Turton and Rio Kai (double bass) who stepped in for Inga Eichler – the band blew everyone away with a stunning set featuring some of their fabulous original material.

So we urge you to tune in to BBC Radio Jazz On 3 on Monday 10 August at 23:00h (or afterwards on the BBC iPlayer) to hear Nérija’s BBC Introducing set in Manchester and find out exactly why there is growing excitement about these outstanding young jazz women.

Ladies, we are so incredibly proud of you! Onwards and upwards!