We are so excited to announce that we have teamed up with the Albany, Deptford for TOMORROW’S WARRIORS PRESENTS Live at the Albany with Maddy Coombs and Xvngo to kick off our 30th anniversary celebrations!

The show is an exciting new digital showcase of TW’s next generation ones to watch at South London’s acclaimed venue the Albany on Sunday 28th March at 7pm-8pm, via a free-to-watch stream supported by the Arts Council Cultural Recovery Fund.

TOMORROW’S WARRIORS PRESENTS Live at the Albany will be hosted by our co-founder and Artistic Director Gary Crosby, who co-founded Tomorrow’s Warriors 30 years ago in 1991. The show will celebrate Tomorrow’s Warriors’ future stars of UK Jazz and sees us showcase new music and compositions from both hot, emerging artists in the Albany’s atmospheric, live performance space.  

Maddy Coombs is already making an impact as a tenor sax player, with a growing reputation as a composer and band leader, and Xvngo is the ‘jazz drill’ project of pioneering saxophonist Deji Ijishakin. Definitely two young emerging artists you won’t want to miss!

“In this year of recovery, we are excited to return to live music and begin our 30th year celebrations. We continue to bring through the next generation of talent with what I hope will be the first of many digital gigs in partnership with the much-loved Albany. On the night, we focus on local talent, so it’s fitting that we showcase two vibrant and dynamic emerging local artists in Maddy Coombs and Xvngo. It has been incredible to see these young Warriors grow and develop, they are already blazing a trail for the scene with their musical innovations. It’s unmissable.”   

Tomorrow’s Warriors Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Gary Crosby OBE

“We’re thrilled to be working with Tomorrow’s Warriors to celebrate and present local musical talent. After a long hiatus from live music at the Albany due to the pandemic, we’re looking forward to throwing open our virtual doors and recreating the atmosphere of a live gig online with two exciting artists.”

Gavin Barlow, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the Albany


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