IMG_5598We 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 Awardsfour 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.

2 thoughts on “Tomorrow’s Warriors: some notable recent achievements

  1. Well done everyone. Keep on spreading the word and keeping the standards so very high. I love you ALL!

  2. Ezra are truly amazing and what a fantastic achievement to get to play in the Royal Albert Hall. Well done guys ! This is forward thinking jazz.

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