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Championing brilliant young jazz musicians in the UK
1st Floor, 73 Canning Road, Harrow HA3 7SP, UK
All young musicians are invited to come along and join us at our weekly development sessions at the Southbank Centre in London.
Unless stated otherwise, all our sessions take place in the Community Cube, 4th Floor, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX
Sessions are COMPLETELY FREE to attend, but we do ask that Warriors try to commit to attending on a regular weekly basis. Sign up for a trial session, and get yourself registered as a Warrior to guarantee a place. For more information please contact email@example.com
JUNIOR WARRIORS - Saturdays 10-12pm
For young musicians ages 11-15 years old; grade 3+ or equivalent. No Jazz experience necessary.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SESSION – Saturdays 12-2pm
For young musicians with some or no jazz experience; aged 15-19 years old. Grade 5+ or equivalent. Sessions with a particular focus on learning jazz repertoire and building confidence soloing. Chords, scales, arpeggios and improvisation techniques will all be covered.
ADVANCED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SESSION – Sundays 12.30-2.30pm
Sessions designed to further develop and stretch regular participants in the programme; for Warriors aged 15-19 years old. Advanced improvising concepts and more challenging repertoire will be learnt, leading to opportunities to form bands and perform with Tomorrow’s Warriors Frontline Ensembles.
FEMALE COLLECTIVE – Tuesdays 5-7.30pm (currently fortnightly)
A project-led and creative development session run for and by female musicians aged 15+. Open to all those already regularly attending one of our other weekly development sessions.
JAZZ STRING DEVELOPMENT GROUP – Starting in September 2017. Keep an eye out for details.
All sessions focus on developing your technical proficiency, building your knowledge of jazz history and repertoire, and increasing your confidence and skills as an ensemble performer. Our sessions follow a unique ‘Way of the Warrior’ which puts improvisation, listening and interaction at the core of the le
2017 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Education (Tomorrow's Warriors)
2014 National Festival of Music for Youth Best Ensemble (TW Female Collective - TROY)
2013 Parliamentary Jazz
National Festival of Music for Youth Partnership Award (TW Female Collective - NÉRIJA)
2013 National Festival of Music for Youth Best Ensemble (TW Youth Ensemble - EZRA COLLECTIVE)
2012 Award for Education (Gary Crosby OBE)
2012 Essentially Ellington Best Rhythm Section - Tomorrow's Youth Orchestra
2012 Essentially Ellington Outstanding Bassist - Tomorrow's Youth Orchestra (Will Burcher)
2012 Essentially Ellington Outstanding Soloists - Tomorrow's Youth Orchestra (Ruben Fox/Mark Kavuma)
2012 Yamaha Jazz Experience - Best Ensemble - Tomorrow's Warriors EZRA COLLECTIVE
2010 Yamaha Jazz Experience - Best Ensemble - Tomorrow's Warriors BIGGISH BAND
2009 Queen's Birthday Honours: OBE for Services to Music - Gary Crosby (Co-Founder/Artistic Director)
2007 BBC Jazz Award for Services To Jazz - Gary Crosby
2006 Queen's Birthday Honours: MBE for Services to the Music Industry - Janine Irons (Co-Founder/CEO)