What an incredible year we had in 2019! Across the year we received support that has allowed us to continue to make a difference to talented jazz artists and grow the diversity of the jazz community, from grassroots, emerging to professional careers. With thanks to our funding partners Arts Council England, PRS Foundation, Steve Reid … Continue reading 2019 Highlights
Our one-year programme dedicated to heritage reggae label Trojan Records launches during Black History Month We're excited to announce the launch of The Reggae Ticket, an innovative, grass roots music and culture outreach programme produced by Tomorrow’s Warriors. Supported by Arts Council England, The Reggae Ticket will take to the road across seven UK cities alongside Gary Crosby's popular heritage reggae tour, The Trojan … Continue reading Tomorrow’s Warriors Launch The Reggae Ticket
A great show with Tomorrow’s Warriors well represented on the stage:
- 12 of the 23 Jazz Jamaica musicians were current/alumnus members of Tomorrow’s Warriors
- 43% of the musicians in Jazz Jamaica were women
- 78% of all the musicians on stage (Jazz Jamaica and Urban Soul Orchestra) were from Black or Minority Ethnic backgrounds, and 73% of all musicians in the aggregated band were women
- 2 of our Warriors made their Jazz Jamaica All Stars debuts on this show, one of them a young string player!
Nice one, Mr Crosby!
Photos by Kwame Lestrade except where indicated
Big thanks to all of the 2,000+ fans and supporters who came to our sold out Royal Festival Hall Love Motown!show on 19 July. Once again, our fans turned up in their thousands on one of the hottest days of the year to see us pay tribute to the music from the Motorcity. By the end of the show, we had everyone up on their feet and dancing, if not in the street, then definitely in the seats and the aisles of this iconic venue.
It was set to be a fantastic show but, regrettably, we faced quite a few glitches, which were evident on the day. As a result we fell short of the very high bar we set ourselves. We are very sorry about this. It’s clear, from the feedback we’ve received, that the vast majority of people really enjoyed the show but a few of our fans…
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