Tomorrow’s Warriors Co-Founder Janine Irons MBE met Florent Milhaud and Barend Van Mullem, of the world’s premier saxophone manufacturer, Henri SELMER Paris on Tuesday 13 March to seal the deal on a new partnership.
Meeting at the Southbank Centre, London (home of Tomorrow’s Warriors learn and train programme for young jazz musicians), Barend and Florent presented Janine with two new SELMER Axos saxophones to be used by Tomorrow’s Warriors emerging artists.
The two organisations signed a partnership agreement to help support the development of young musicians, providing access to world class instruments for those from challenging economic backgrounds.
“We are delighted to enter into this partnership agreement with one of the world’s most prestigious instrument manufacturers and to receive these two beautiful Axos saxophones and a donation from SELMER Paris.
Instruments of this quality are hugely expensive, and that alone is often a barrier to young artists looking to progress their career. To be able to put two Selmer saxophones into the hands of our emerging artists is a wonderful opportunity to enable the next step of their music career and professional development.
Most of all, this partnership recognises the incredible hard work and talent of our young musicians – we thank the team at SELMER for their support and look forward to developing our relationship.” Janine Irons
“We are particularly pleased and honoured to be associated with Tomorrow’s Warriors.
Their mission and the values echo the philosophy of Maison SELMER, which has always strived to build special relationships with musicians. The total commitment of Gary Crosby, Janine Irons, and their team, working passionately and close to the artists, provides precious support that leads to remarkable results.
Their ethos is based on human relationships and sharing, and this is how Tomorrow’s Warrior strives to reduce barriers in society. We are convinced that the talents of tomorrow will emerge from these initiatives.” Florent Milhaud