In fact, for many, jazz is the grounding, and Tomorrow’s Warriors, the place where they first became grounded. To a person, they cite the workshop co-founded by Crosby and Janine Irons in 1991 as the place they not only discovered their community, but also first realized they could remake the jazz scene in their own image.
People from all walks of life can come and just experience music without having to worry about financial constraints.
Music was all I had so, for many of us, Tomorrow’s Warriors – led by Gary – was a much-needed safe and positive space.
One of the most special things about Tomorrow’s Warriors is their unwavering support. Their ethos is ‘each one teach one’. It’s about diversity in terms of ethnicity and gender. That’s what they champion and have been championing for over 20 years. There’s no-one like them basically. I love them!
This is a brilliant organisation that has touched us and given our son the best encouragement to express his jazz soul. Keep going Warriors!
The Tomorrow’s Warriors vision of a jazz party anyone can join, regardless of background, culture, gender or education, and making music anyone can tune into…
John Fordham | The Guardian
If you want to know who passed through their doors, it might just be easier to ask who didn’t: The list is long and comprehensive.
Emma Warren | Red Bull Academy
Can’t overstate the impact that Tomorrow’s Warriors has had on the current music scene in London.
Anyway you look in terms of who’s being recognised as the people pushing the music forwards, it all leads back to the Warriors.
I can not speak more highly of the teachers, managers and CEO of Tomorrow’s Warriors. They are professional and rigorous in all they do.
Kerry Watson | Luton Music Hub
Gary Crosby, through his organisation and outstanding teaching has achieved in 20 years what many would think takes a lifetime in regards to ethnic minorities and gender imbalances.