Tomorrow’s Warriors awarded Arts Council Catalyst Evolve grant that could double your donations! — Tomorrow’s Warriors

This is fantastic news as it will  help increase the funds coming into our registered charity, Tomorrow’s Warriors Trust to support our ongoing work with all the fantastically talented young jazz musicians coming through our Young Artist Development Programme. So please keep an eye out for news of how you can support this important work.

We are delighted to announce the success of our application for a Catalyst: Evolve grant from Arts Council England (Thank you ACE!). The programme is designed to help arts organisations like Tomorrow’s Warriors to grow by enabling us to develop our capacity to raise money from private donors. Over the past few months, we have been […]

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Tomorrow’s Warriors launches new partnership with Jazz House Kids — Tomorrow’s Warriors

Mad pleased about this. Feels very organic as Jazz House Kids are so similar to Tomorrow’s Warriors and, like Janine and me, it’s a husband and wife tag team, except…it’s Christian McBride and Melissa Walker!

Also a very good opportunity for our young people on scholarship with JHK. Check them out.

Much excitement at TWHQ as four young people from the Tomorrow’s Warriors Young Artist Development Programme just landed in…New Jersey! All four have been awarded scholarships to participate in the Jazz House Kids Summer Workshop at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey from 1-12 August. The workshop culminates with student performances at the town’s largest single-day […]

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Support Nérija’s campaign – support women in jazz

Nerija-women in jazz

As you know, pushing the agenda for #womeninjazz has long been a thing for me and is why we established the Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Collective. In fact, Nérija hail from the first cohort of the Female Collective and are living proof that our efforts to change the way female musicians are perceived and increase their opportunities are having an effect, as they are now beginning to receive the attention they deserve. If you give people time, space and resources to grow, they can break through, and these women definitely are.

So, I’m asking fans of Jazz Jamaica, Groundation and Tomorrow’s Warriors to support these young women taking the initiative to kickstart their professional careers with the recording of their debut EP. They are trailbazers, and they need your support. Please get behind them!

Support Nérija’s kickstarter campaign

Peace and love.

Help change the narrative around women in jazz. Support Nérija’s Kickstarter campaign!

Source: Support Nérija’s campaign

Gary Crosby’s GROUNDATION – The Verdict: ‘explosive’!

Gary Crosby's Groundation

A great review from Jazzwise (see below), but just wanted to say I had a fantastic time in Brighton last Friday playing at The Verdict Jazz Club with Groundation (Nathaniel Facey, Shirley Tetteh and Moses ‘Mobo’ Boyd). It was our privilege to be launching a brand new programme of jazz curated by the guys at New Generation Jazz. The Verdict is a lovely little venue, and what the it lacks in size was made up by the enthusiasm of our sold out audience!

Earlier in the day Nat and I led a workshop at BIMM where we came across a number of very talented young musicians. Maybe we’ll see some of them at Tomorrow’s Warriors

Peace and love to Jack Kendon and Co at New Generation Jazz for organising it all. And best of luck to you guys for the rest of the series. We look forward to coming back sometime – it’s a great gig.

Meantime, here’s that great review I mentioned from our friends at Jazzwise Magazine – thanks guys!

GARY CROSBY’S GROUNDATION LAY NEW MUSICAL FOUNDATIONS AT THE VERDICT

In the practice of Rastafari, a Grounation is a musical and motivational meeting-up of the community – part prayer meeting, part drumming circle, part mentoring session, it’s the means by which the core values of the group are re-examined and reinvigorated, and its traditions upheld and passed down. Gary Crosby’s Groundation is happening in Brighton tonight…for an evening of exploration, affirmation and conversation.

What follows is an explosive, wide-ranging four-way exposition on the state of jazz today, (and the shape of jazz to come). Read on…

Photos courtesy of New Generation Jazz.

Dennie Vidal Funeral – 4 November

Dennie Vidal (r) and Ray Carless (l)

Sound engineer Dennie Vidal (r) with saxophonist, Ray Carless (l) [courtesy of John Henry’s]

Sharing details of the funeral of Jazz Jamaica’s former sound engineer, our brother in sound: Dennie Vidal. Still cannot believe he’s gone. One of the good guys.

11.00am on Wednesday 4 November

Our Lady of Good Counsel
Presbytery
Bouverie Road
Stoke Newington
London N16 0AJ

T: 020 8800 5250

The hearse will arrive at 28 Harcombe Road StokeNewington London
N16 0SA at 10.30, and make its way to the Church for 11.00am

Then a gathering to celebrate the life of Dennie Vidal will take place at around 2.00pm at

WaterWorks Centre
Lammas Road
(Off the Lea Bridge Road)
Leyton
E10 7QB

The family do not want flowers but instead would like a small donation for St Joseph Hospice. A collection will take place at the venue.

See you there.

Also check out the nice tribute from the guys at John Henry’s 

Coleridge Goode – Funeral and Celebration of Life – 6 Nov

©Sisi Burn - Coleridge Goode

Coleridge Goode (Photo: © Sisi Burn)

James and Sandy Goode invite friends and fans of Coleridge to join them in celebrating their father’s long and fulfilling life.

100 and out. A life well lived.

See below for details of the service.

A service to give thanks for the life of Coleridge Goode
Time and date:  Friday 6th November, 3.45pm
Location:           West London Crematorium (West Chapel)
                          Kensal Green Cemetery
                          Harrow Rd
                          W10 4RA
                          Tel: 020 8969 0152
Directions:         The closest entrance to the crematorium is the Top or West Gate, a few minutes walk from Kensal Green Station.
                          http://www.kensalgreen.co.uk/documents/KG_plan.pdf
After the service, from approx. 4.30pm, threre’ll be a gathering of friends at the William IV pub on Harrow Rd, just across the street from the cemetery. All who knew Cole personally are warmly invited to attend. To make sure we arrange sufficient food and drink for all who’d like to come, please RSVP as soon as possible to Sandy Goode:
Email:  sandygoode at msn dot com
Mobile:  07944 285905
Directions:         William IV Pub Map

RIP Dennie Vidal – Sound Engineer extraordinaire

©2002-2015 Dune Music:  Jazz Jamaica All Stars in 2002

©2002-2015 Dune Music – Line-up of Jazz Jamaica All Stars back in 2002 that Dennie would have done sound for.

‪#‎RIP‬ ‪#‎DennieVidal‬ Absolutely gutted to share the news about Jazz Jamaica‘s former sound engineer, #DennieVidal who passed away this morning after losing a battle with pancreatic cancer. Just cannot believe it. He was just 51 years old. Coming on top of the death of ‪#‎RicoRodriguez‬, this is truly depressing news for all of us in Jazz Jamaica.

Don’t have a photo of him at this time – will try to root one out – but those who worked with him will be deeply upset to hear about his passing. We’re awaiting news of the funeral arrangements.

Rest in deep musical peace, Brother Dennie. You will be greatly missed. Peace and love.