David Turay with TW-Ezra Collective

We are still all reeling from the terrible news about former Tomorrow’s Warriors/Ezra Collective alto saxophonist, David Turay who passed away, aged 19, last weekend. Though we are all tremendously sad at this time, we are united in a desire not only to mark his passing, but also to celebrate his life, his energy, and his contribution to the Warriors family.

Our thanks to Femi Koleoso and fellow Ezra Collective members for offering to dedicate their EFG London Jazz Festival performance to David, giving us all an opportunity to bid him Farewell:

Friday 21 November @ 5.30pm (£Free)
The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

As part of the performance, Ezra Collective will play the set they played with David at Ronnie Scotts back in 2012 when, as Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Ensemble, they celebrated winning the Yamaha Jazz Experience Band Competition.

Helping us say Farewell to David will be some special VIP guest artists, plus members of the Tomorrow’s Warriors family. We invite you, our wider family, to join us on Friday to celebrate the life of a young Warrior: David Turay.

2 thoughts on “David Turay (1995-2014) – A farewell concert

  1. I am unable to attend but having taught David during secondary school will be thinking about his family and celebrate his short life and the immense impact he had upon this world. He touched so many people in such a short time I am so proud to have known him.
    Jim bennett

  2. Reblogged this on gary crosby and commented:
    A tragic loss to the Tomorrow’s Warriors Family and the wider jazz community. A very individual, very distinctive approach to music and fashion, he made a real impact on those he came into contact with, even in the incredibly short time he was part of the scene.

    We’re going to give David a big send off tonight with Fela Kuti’s ‘Zombie’, courtesy of Tomorrow’s Warriors protégés, Ezra Collective, and we’re sure you’ll be there in spirit blowing your horn. Peace and love, David, peace and love.

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