We were just taking stock of our achievements over the past three months and thought we’d share some of them with our friends…
- Two of the six finalist groups in the jazz category of the recent National Festival of Music For Youth in Birmingham – sponsored by Classic FM – were Tomorrow’s Warriors’ ensembles, and one of them – Ezra – took the prize for Best Jazz Ensemble;
- several current Tomorrow’s Warriors members and alumni performed with the 35-piece Jazz Jamaica All Stars at a sold out Royal Festival Hall when presented their spectacular Catch A Fire show (nine months after their sold-out Catch A Fire show in the Queen Elizabeth Hall);
- our young composer/arranger, Cassie Kinoshi was one of just two young people to be awarded a composer development bursary in the Music For Youth Young Artist Development Programme;
- one of our Junior Warriors, Sam Barnett won the Youth Category in the Mayor of London’s Big Busk competition;
- in the 2013 MOBO Awards, four of the five nominated acts in the Jazz Category are alumni or otherwise directly associated with Tomorrow’s Warriors
- our director, Janine Irons and two of young musicians – Cherise Adams-Burnett and Deji Ijishakin – were interviewed for the US’s National Public Radio (NPR) evening programme, All Things Considered, a programme with 20 million listeners.
We’re all so very proud of our especially gifted young musicians, our professional ensembles and our outstanding artist/music leader faculty, and feel so privileged to be working with such very special people.