On 28th October we were honoured to receive the Impact Award at the JazzFM awards. This truly is an award for the entire Tomorrow’s Warriors family, past and present. It reflects the love and community ethos central to everything we do, values that are carried by everyone involved in our 30 year journey.
A huge thank you to JazzFM and to everyone who has been part of the Warriors’ family and supported us in any way. And a special thanks to Femi Koleoso for his beautiful and uplifting presentation speech and novelist Nick Hornby for his supportive video message screened on the night.
A huge shout out to all the Jazz FM Award winners and a special mention to Warriors’ alumni Daniel Casimir who won Instrumentalist of the Year.
We were also asked to play out the show with Gary Crosby sharing duties on double bass with Daniel Casimir, joined by Soweto Kinch (alto sax), Maddy Coombs (tenor sax), Alex Ho (piano), Romarna Campbell (drums) for a special performance of Wayne Shorter’s Yes or No.
ICYMI, you can watch the awards show here (see Femi Koleoso presenting the award at 1:05:35 and a performance by Warriors at 1:52:00)