We’re back, live and in person, at the Albany Deptford.

And what a line-up, for those who missed our online showcases, now you can experience the music LIVE!

26th September: Maddy Coombs

24th October: Loucin

21st November: Donovan Haffner

With alumni including Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia and Ezra Collective, renowned talent development organisation Tomorrow’s Warriors is known for pushing the boundaries in jazz, and are excited to be presenting the next generation of hotly tipped artists in partnership with the Albany.

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.  

Loucin is a London-based vocalist and songwriter with her influences rooted in jazz, neo-soul and RnB. Loucin was first able to express her love for jazz and swing when vocalist for Leeds University Union Big Band for three years. As part of several projects including lead vocalist for Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline, backing vocalist for Poppy Adjuda and as part of The ‘Living’ Choir for Cherise’s EP, Loucin has performed at festivals and venues across the world. 

Maddy Coombs is a tenor saxophonist currently in her second year studying jazz at the Guildhall School of Music. Taking up the saxophone aged 14, she has learnt under the mentorship of Binker Golding, Gareth Lockrane and Alex Davis. Her music draws inspiration from saxophone greats such as Sonny Rollins, Don Byas and John Coltrane, but she is also influenced by modern artists like Melissa Aldana and Joel Ross. With a growing reputation as both a composer and a band leader, Maddy has performed at renowned jazz venues across London including VortexJazz Club, Pizza Express Soho and Ronnie Scott’s.

The Donovan Haffner Quintet is a band made up of talented young musicians playing the music they love; inspired by American Contemporary Jazz. They capture emotion not only through the compositions but also through the way in which they’re played. Led by Donovan Haffner on alto sax, the lineup is Francisco Garcia De Paredes on guitar, Jay Verma on piano, Harry Pearce on bass and Harry Ling on drums.

Our series provides vital performance opportunities to musicians coming through our Emerging Artist Programme, and is made possible thanks to support from our wonderful donors, Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund and PRS Foundation’s Talent Development Partner funding. 

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