On Friday 15th September 2023, Nu Civilisation Orchestra and Nubya Garcia realised a 15-year dream held by Tomorrow’s Warriors Co-Founder Dr Gary Crosby OBE and took to the stage to perform Stan Getz’s seminal album Focus, a landmark piece of ‘third stream’ repertoire that marks the meeting point between jazz and classical music. Merucry Prize … Continue reading NU CIVILISATION ORCHESTRA AND NUBYA GARCIA REALISE A FIFTEEN YEAR DREAM : STAN GETZ’S FOCUS AT ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON
Tomorrow’s Warriors announced today it has partnered with Decca (Universal Music) to deliver an innovative Career Mentoring Scheme to 15 emerging Warrior musicians. Decca hosted a special event at its headquarters in Kings Cross on 11th September, to mark the second year of the partnership with Tomorrow’s Warriors, which was attended by TW mentees and … Continue reading TOMORROW’S WARRIORS x DECCA ANNOUNCE CAREER MENTORING SCHEME
Tomorrow’s Warriors announces two new free development opportunities for strings players aged 16-25: a masterclass with Atom String Quartet a season of five workshops lead by violinist Matt Holborn These new development sessions are inspired by Nu Civilisation Orchestra performing as a 32-piece strings section alongside acclaimed saxophonist, and TW alum, Nubya Garcia, to explore … Continue reading NEW DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STRINGS PLAYERS
Summer Runnings 2023 is nearly here – our FREE season of workshops, masterclasses and jams for young musicians aged 11-25 will be taking place at the Southbank Centre, London on 26-30 July and 3-6 August. We’ve got so many of our incredible alumni and the Warriors community supporting us this year, with workshops from Blue Lab Beats, Joe … Continue reading SUMMER RUNNINGS 2023
More award news! Tomorrow’s Warriors Co-Founder and CEO, Janine Irons OBE, proudly accepted a Parliamentary Jazz Award 2023 for Services to Jazz at the awards ceremony hosted at PizzaExpress Live Holborn on 4 July. Incredibly, this is the sixtieth award presented to either Janine, Gary Crosby OBE or Tomorrow’s Warriors as an organisation, since our … Continue reading JANINE IRONS RECEIVES PARLIAMENTARY JAZZ AWARD FOR SERVICES TO JAZZ
Tomorrow’s Warriors has secured funding through the Youth Music Trailblazer scheme to deliver A GRIME SUPREME in Gloucester and Kingston-Upon-Hull. A GRIME SUPREME develops new musical collaborations between jazz musicians and grime artists, building cross-genre understanding and opening new opportunities to participants. The expanded development programme builds on the first pilot workshop held in April … Continue reading YOUTH MUSIC TRAILBLAZER FUNDING FOR A GRIME SUPREME
Tomorrow's Warriors is extremely proud to announce its Co-Founder and Chief Executive Janine Irons MBE has been awarded an OBE in the King's Birthday Honours List 2023 in recognition of her Services to the Music Industry. Janine Irons OBE said: “It’s such an honour to receive this recognition for my contribution to the music industry, increasing diversity … Continue reading TOMORROW’S WARRIORS CO-FOUNDER AND CEO JANINE IRONS RECEIVES OBE IN KING’S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST
THIS NEW RECORDING IS ACCOMPANIED BY A SHORT FILM FOR THE SINGLE IS DIRECTED BY SAMONA OLANIPEKUN, EXEC PRODUCED BY STEVE MCQUEEN AND LAMMAS PARK AND FEATURES WILL POULTER With a whole bunch of alumni and young Warriors performing on both the recorded track and in the short film executive produced by Steve McQueen, Tomorrow’s … Continue reading NEW COLLABORATION WITH FUTURE UTOPIA, AVELINO, TOMORROW’S WARRIORS AND GREENPEACE
Tomorrow's Warriors are delighted to announce that we are amongst the 44 organisations around the country confirmed to be PRS Foundation Talent Development Partners for 2023/24. Launched in 2016, this pioneering network of Talent Development Partners brings together organisations working at the frontline of talent development in the UK, supporting a broad range of music creators across different … Continue reading TOMORROW’S WARRIORS ANNOUNCED AS PRS FOUNDATION TALENT DEVELOPMENT PARTNER FOR 2023-24
Tomorrow’s Warriors announced today that its illustrious multi award-winning alumna and tenor saxophonist Nubya Garcia will perform alongside the shapeshifting Nu Civilisation Orchestra (NCO) for an exploration of Stan Getz’s Focus. An exciting concert marking over 60 years of the seminal jazz masterpiece from a true great, Focus will take place at Royal Festival Hall, … Continue reading NU CIVILISATION ORCHESTRA AND NUBYA GARCIA PRESENT THE STAN GETZ MASTERPIECE ‘FOCUS’, LIVE AT THE ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, LONDON
A unique season of music as Tomorrow’s Warriors goes on tour, taking the best rising jazz talent to four venues across the capital every month. IT’S TIME TO JOIN THE WARRIORS LDN RISING! Existing TW venue partner Karamel (London N22) is joined by three new London venue collaborators; Peckham Arches, Hackney Social and Next Door … Continue reading TOMORROW’S WARRIORS LAUNCHES LDN RISING: Four venues, 9 acts and 16 live shows between April and July 2023
Tomorrow’s Warriors Co-Founder Janine Irons MBE met Florent Milhaud and Barend Van Mullem, of the world’s premier saxophone manufacturer, Henri SELMER Paris on Tuesday 13 March to seal the deal on a new partnership. Meeting at the Southbank Centre, London (home of Tomorrow’s Warriors learn and train programme for young jazz musicians), Barend and Florent … Continue reading TOMORROW’S WARRIORS AND MAISON SELMER, PARIS ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP
Nu Civilisation Orchestra leads a 50th anniversary reimagining of Bowie’s Aladdin Sane, with Anna Calvi, Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, Roxanne Tataei and Lynks.
The second half of November 2022 saw Nu Civilisation Orchestra, joined by the amazing ESKA on vocals, embark on a national tour that visited Brighton, Poole, Bristol, Liverpool, Sunderland, and the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Today marks the full release of I AM WARRIOR now available on all digital platforms and as a limited edition double vinyl album! BUY I AM WARRIOR DOUBLE VINYL ALBUM NOW Securing the Warriors legacy and championing the future of UK jazz - Tomorrow’s Warriors celebrates 30th anniversary with release of live recordings of specially … Continue reading I AM WARRIOR THE ALBUM : AVAILABLE NOW!
OUT TODAY! I AM WARRIOR, the launch single featuring Zara McFarlane from the new Tomorrow’s Warriors album of the same title!!!
Tomorrow’s Warriors announced today Nu Civilisation Orchestra: Hejira and Mingus - an exciting and distinctive six date tour of the UK this November, to celebrate the jazz legend Charles Mingus’ centenary. The tour will be across six cities, including London’s Southbank Centre during EFG London Jazz Festival, plus Liverpool, Brighton, Poole, Bristol and Sunderland, with tickets on sale now.
The August bank holiday weekend saw the Warriors team hit the road and head to Cambridgeshire to be part of Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here festival, a celebration of the British jazz scene and club culture.
Summer Runnings 2022 is nearly here - our weeklong season of workshops, masterclasses and jams taking place at the Southbank Centre from 25-31 July, for young musicians aged 11-25. We've got so many of our incredible alumni supporting us this year, including a Productions and Beats workshop with Blue Lab Beats, some amazing special guests including bass maestro Michael Olatuja, percussionist Pedro Segundo, and Latin … Continue reading Summer Runnings 2022
Nu Civilisation Orchestra perform Ellington's The Queen's Suite and Warriors take to The Mall for the big Jubilee Pageant. June kicked off with the long Bank Holliday weekend and all the pomp, pageantry and parties to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Nu Civilisation Orchestra were part of the Southbank Centre’s Jubilee Programme on the Friday night, … Continue reading A Right Royal Weekend
On Sunday 15 May, TW co-founders Gary Crosby OBE and Janine Irons MBE were presented with the Community Award at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards 2022.
Tomorrow’s Warriors now has two exciting new monthly residencies as we head through the Spring and into Summer.
Nu Civilisation Orchestra will perform a selection of Duke Ellington’s compositions, including The Queen’s Suite inspired by his meeting with the Queen in 1958, as a prominent part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at the Southbank Centre, London.
On 9 April, Tomorrow’s Warriors hosted our first jazz/grime workshop, A Grime Supreme, with 30 young musicians, vocalists and producers attending sessions with acclaimed producer Swindle, jazz drummer Moses Boyd, MC Consensus and led by TW alum saxophonist XVNGO (Deji Ijishakin).
Bailey Churchill was a talented DJ and music producer with a bright future who tragically passed away in 2020 aged just 26. The Baytrilla Memorial Fund was established in 2021 by Bailey's mother, Jo Churchill with support from Bailey’s family and friends who wished to honour his memory and help fulfil some of his dreams. Bailey was truly adored … Continue reading THE BAYTRILLA MEMORIAL FUND: Helping to launch A Grime Supreme, a new jazz/grime workshop
It was Saturday 4 December and we’d billed our 30-year anniversary of Tomorrow’s Warriors headline event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, not only as ‘the largest gathering of Warriors ever’ but also as ‘the biggest London jazz happening in a generation’. A Great Day in London had a lot to live up to. … Continue reading A Look Back at A Great Day In London
On Thursday 9th December 2021, Gary Crosby OBE, co-founder and Artistic Director of Tomorrow’s Warriors received an Honorary Doctorate, entitled ‘Doctor of Music honoris causa’ at the University of London Institute in Paris.
Join the greatest London jazz happening in a generation, at the biggest gathering of Warriors including Nubya Garcia, Moses Boyd, Shabaka Hutchings, ESKA + more. Celebrate a unique chapter in UK jazz history, an explosion of music, talent and vibrancy, driven by current and former members of Tomorrow’s Warriors. By being part of this special night, … Continue reading TW presents: A GREAT DAY IN LONDON
On 28th October we were honoured to receive the Impact Award at the JazzFM awards. This truly is an award for the entire Tomorrow’s Warriors family, past and present. It reflects the love and community ethos central to everything we do, values that are carried by everyone involved in our 30 year journey. A huge … Continue reading JazzFM AWARDS 2021