Tomorrow’s Warrior have launched new appear #IAMWARRIOR – they need your help.
For more than three decades now Tomorrow’s Warriors have been guiding young voices in jazz, aiding emerging musicians on a number of different instruments. The rewards are something that we all share in – Mercury winners Ezra Collective emerged via Tomorrow’s Warriors, alongside such noted names as Shabaka Hutchings, Nubya Garcia, and beyond.
A key part of the bedrock of British music, Tomorrow’s Warriors aim to provide free access for its Young Artist Development Programme and Emerging Artist Programme.
It all requires funding, though, and in the current environment that can be difficult to come by. As a result, Tomorrow’s Warriors have launched their #IAMWARRIOR campaign, aiming to support the next jazz generation through raising more than £100,000 in funds.
featuring founders Dr Gary Crosby OBE and Janine Irons OBE,
Gilles Peterson – DJ, label owner and broadcaster – has long championed the organisation’s work, and he comments: “Tomorrow’s Warriors occupies a unique and vital space in our cultural landscape. Their work in helping positively shape future generations is of critical importance especially in light of the tribulations we currently face. Please keep supporting – each one teach one!”
Cerys Matthews, artist and broadcaster, adds: “Each One Teach One’ has gone global! – Tomorrow’s Warriors alumni are now gracing main stages across continents – and inspiring the next generation of players. Tomorrow’s Warriors remain the musical heart of the British jazz scene and supportingtheir #IAMWARRIOR Appeal will help directly in providing free music lessons and a community to all budding musicians who knock on their door.”
So, what are you waiting for? Dig out your wallet and get involved here.
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