Tomorrow’s Warriors launches 30th anniversary with major return to live music

Ambitious live events programme features emerging & professional Warrior musicians.

  • Tomorrow’s Warriors Presents: Live At the Albany – Three fortnightly digital showcases from 9th May & monthly physical gigs from 20th June, more info here & viewing links here
  • Nu Civilisation Orchestra presents Parallel – A Tribute to Joe Harriott – London Unwrapped at Kings Place, 4th July, ticket link
  • Jazz Jamaica Allstars – The Trojan Story – Summer Reunion at Royal Festival Hall, 18th July, ticket link

Pioneering and respected talent development organisation, creative producer, music educator and charity Tomorrow’s Warriors announced today that it will launch its 30th anniversary celebrations on International Jazz Day on 30th April. The organisation will make a triumphant return to live music from May onwards, featuring an ambitious programme of live events in partnership with a range of prestigious organisations.

Starting with Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the Albany, Kings Place and Royal Festival Hall, the shows will feature a stunning line-up of emerging and professional Warrior artists, from Nu Civilisation Orchestra, Jazz Jamaica All Stars, to Maddy Coombs, Xvngo, Romarna Campbell and Loucin, with more dates for concerts, gigs and tours being added, all supported by Arts Council England Cultural Recovery Fund and PRS Foundation.

“What a journey it’s been the past 30 years. What was a leap of faith, has become a force for good and I couldn’t be more proud of our Warriors past and present. The past year has been a huge challenge for Tomorrow’s Warriors, we survived and now we are ready to thrive again, as we return to doing what we do best, live music! I’m really looking forward to playing with Jazz Jamaica All Stars and our tribute to Joe Harriot will be something truly special, also our new Albany series is going to showcase the best of our next generation coming through. Watch this space for an announcement soon of a musical celebration of 50 years of Marvin Gaye’s classic album What’s Going On’, and new #IAMWARRIOR commissions. Our 30th anniversary year has so much more in store.”

Tomorrow’s Warriors co-founder and Artistic Director Gary Crosby OBE

“It’s a great day not only to announce some of our 30th anniversary activities, but also the resumption of our highly anticipated live events programme. It has been wonderful seeing multiple generations of Warriors musicians grow and develop over the years. The artistic journey that our Learning Programme provides supports our musicians into sustainable careers, acting as a beacon for successive generations. The journey simply didn’t exist 30 years ago and we are so grateful to our friends, funders and supporters, without whom none of this would be possible. With extra special thanks to Arts Council’s Cultural Recovery Fund, PRS Foundation and our partners at Southbank Centre, the Albany and Kings Place. We will soon also announce the Tomorrow’s Warriors podcast, storytelling and contextualising our legacy into the future, and much more.”

Tomorrow’s Warriors, co-founder and CEO Janine Irons MBE

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