Tomorrow’s Warriors has been nominated for the 2019 Jazz FM Award for Innovation! Plus our brilliant alumni feature in all bar one of the jazz awards (International Jazz Act) and all bar three of the total awards (including Soul Act and Blues Act). In fact, 17 (43%) of the total 39 award nominations are for Warriors, or bands made up of largely of Warriors! If you remove the international acts, this increases to a whopping 63%! WOW! That’s some achievement, huh! We’re so incredibly proud of all of them!

Massive congrats to our fellow Innovation nominees, our good friends at Steam Down led by alumnus and former TW Music Leader, Wayne Francis and to vibraphonist, Orphy Robinson. Massive congrats to all of the other nominees, and especially to our alumni. Whatever happens on 30 April when the Awards ceremony takes place, you can rest assured Tomorrow’s Warriors will be well-represented in the room!

Here’s the full list of nominations. Three of the awards are decided by public vote – see link at the bottom. Don’t forget to vote!

Breakthrough Act

Cassie Kinoshi
Emma-Jean Thackray
Sarah Tandy

The Digital Award with Oanda

Blue Lab Beats
Louis Cole
Moses Boyd – 1Xtra Residency

The Innovation Award with Mishcon de Reya

Orphy Robinson – Freedom Sessions at Vortex
Steam Down
Tomorrow’s Warriors

Instrumentalist of the Year

Camilla George
Jean Toussaint
Rob Luft

International Jazz Act of the Year with Lateralize

Jamie Branch
Makaya McCraven
Wayne Shorter

Soul Act of the Year

José James
Leon Bridges
Poppy Ajudha

Blues Act of the Year

Eric Bibb
Errol Linton
Roosevelt Collier

Vocalist of the Year

Cherise Adams-Burnett
Ian Shaw
Judi Jackson

UK Jazz Act of the Year (Public Vote) with Cambridge Audio

Jason Yarde
Joe Armon-Jones
Nubya Garcia

Album of the Year (Public Vote) with Arqiva

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams – Vanished Gardens
Jean Toussaint Allstar 6Tet – Brother Raymond
John Coltrane – Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album
Sons of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile
Various Artists – We Out Here
Wayne Shorter – Emanon

Live Experience of the Year (Public Vote)

Jason Moran: The Harlem Hellfighters – Tour (Jason Moran used a band of Warriors)
Jazz Re:Fest 2018: Brighton Edition
Makaya McCraven and Nubya Garcia – EFG London Jazz Festival
Orphy Robinson presents Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks – Tour
Steam Down featuring Kamasi Washington
The Cookers – Church of Sound

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