Female Collective

Tomorrow's Warriors - Nerija

If you are a female musician aged 15-19, then as well as our regular sessions, you can join in sessions offered exclusively to members of our Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Collective.

The Collective focuses on developing girls and young women into strong, confident players and preparing them for careers as professional jazz musicians.

In 2011, we initiated separate development sessions for our female musicians – additional to our main programme – to specifically address the imbalance in the number of women achieving success in the music industry, particularly female instrumentalists. So our aim has been to create a supportive, creative environment in which girls and young women will not feel intimidated or discouraged by any perception of jazz as a uniquely masculine art form.

As a member of the Collective, you will benefit from opportunities to work in a small band setting, focusing on developing soloing skills, ensemble playing and band leading. The Collective is mentored by music leader and trumpeter, Sheila Maurice-Grey who is herself a graduate of the Tomorrow’s Warriors development programme.

Many members of the Collective also attend our Youth Warriors development group led by Nathaniel Facey, and participate in performances by Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra and our other ensembles.

Image: Nerija-Jo3-BBC IntroducingWe are immensely proud of our first alumna band of our Female Collective, Nérija who are now firmly on the path to a successful professional career, extending the trailblazing legacy of Tomorrow’s Warriors, especially for female jazz musicians.

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  7. Hello, I wanted to sign up to the female collective group but realised you had to be part of the development stage first.
    I’d like to join tomorrow’s warriors to improve my skills as a performer and also my ability to sight read and play alongside other musicians in a group. I am 17 years old, currently studying English, Philosophy and Music at sixth form.
    The instruments I play are piano, guitar and bass but the instrument I’d like to focus on is bass guitar.

    I look forward to hearing from you.


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