Coleridge Goode + Peter Edwards: An uncanny resemblance

 

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Had he lived, today – 29 November 2016 – would have been the 102nd birthday of our dear friend, the late great double bassist extraordinaire, Coleridge Goode. We were just browsing through photos of Coleridge as a young man when we caught the resemblance to another super-talented jazz musician we know and greatly admire…the wonderful pianist and composer, Peter Edwards.

They are unrelated and three generations separate these two musicians, yet we think the resemblance between them is uncanny. Do you?

Peter is an alumnus of our Tomorrow’s Warriors programme and member of the TW music leader faculty. He is also the musical director of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra.  You may have seen him in action recently when he led one of the orchestra’s small ensembles in a live performance of Miles Davis’ music for a special screening of John Akomfrah’s moving film, The Stuart Hall Project – a huge success, playing to a sold out audience at Rich Mix, London.

Sadly, Coleridge is no longer with us, rest his soul, but he’ll be in our thoughts today as we sip a rum punch in his honour.

Nu Civilisation Orchestra-Paul Robeson-Body And SoulHappily, Peter is still with us, and you can catch him on 5 December at BFI Southbank when he leads another small ensemble of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra for the world première of  a score commissioned by the British Film Institute as a live soundtrack to Oscar Micheaux‘s ‘race film’, Body And Soul – the film in which the bass singer, actor and civil rights activist, Paul Robeson made his screen debut.

To find out more about the Nu Civilisation Orchestra, visit their website or, to book tickets to see Body And Soul, hit the button below! Quote the booking code SOUL and you can get tickets at the special rate of £5.00!

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18 Dec: An Extraordinary Showcase with Tomorrow’s Warriors

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It’s that time of year when we get to celebrate the immense achievements of our young musicians, and what better way to do this than to host an extraordinary showcase in one of the capital’s most prestigious venues: Southbank Centre – home to the famed Tomorrow’s Warriors Young Artist Development Programme.

Tomorrow's Warriors at Southbank CentreAnd this year we have an incredible performance schedule with six, yes six bands performing between 12 noon-6.15pm on Sunday 18 December. Such a brilliant way to kickstart the festive season!

We’ll be taking over The Clore Ballroom with our Junior Band, Youth Ensemble and House Band featuring musicians. Also appearing will be Tomorrow’s Warriors StringTing, the ensemble formed out of our innovative JazzStrings programme, a new initiative by Artistic Director, Gary Crosby OBE.

The day also features an open workshop and jam session with Gary, with opportunities for everyone to get involved, whether you play an instrument or not!

Concluding the day is a performance of our flagship ensemble, Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra (TWYO), led by our alumnus, Binker Golding – one half of MOBO-award winners Binker & Moses – performing both new repertoire by Binker as well as some well-known jazz classics for a show that’s sure to swing like there’s no tomorrow!

12:00 Junior Band
12.45 Youth Ensemble
13.25 String Ting

14:00-15:00 Lunch Interval

15:00 Workshop/Jam with TW House Band and Gary Crosby
16:05 House Band
17:15 Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra

Come along, and bring your family and friends…it’s £FREE! Find out more

Shop ’til you drop and help nurture a new generation of jazz musicians

Tomorrow's Warriors: Give As You Live

Hey! Did you know you can raise a free donation for our registered charity, Tomorrow’s Warriors Trust every time you shop online at your favourite retailers and, by doing so, help nurture the next generation of talented young jazz musicians without it costing you a single penny? Well, it’s true!

Simply shop via Give as you Live and a percentage of your spend will be donated to Tomorrow’s Warriors Trust, at no extra cost. Whether you’re grabbing Black Friday bargains, getting started on your festive season shopping, or simply buying your weekly groceries, every penny you spend will generate a donation to our charity and go towards funding a place for a young person on one of the acclaimed Tomorrow’s Warriors Young Artist Development or Emerging Artist Programmes.

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