Gary Crosby Receives The Queen’s Medal for Music 2018

Gary Crosby OBE has been announced as the recipient of The Queen’s Medal for Music 2018, making him the first-ever jazz musician to receive this prestigious award. Previously awarded to classical composers and musicians, this is also the first time the honour has been given to an individual of colour. He accepted the award in person today at […]

Gary Crosby on the way to recovery following a stroke on Monday 29 January 2018

Gary Crosby OBE, Artistic Director of Tomorrow’s Warriors and Jazz Jamaica suffered a stroke on Monday 29 January 2018 just a few days after celebrating his birthday with family and friends. via GARY CROSBY ON THE WAY TO RECOVERY FOLLOWING A STROKE ON MONDAY 29 JANUARY —

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

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 […]

Groundation at the Watermill

Great gig with my band, Groundation last night at Watermill Jazz Club. Thanks to all who came out to support, and to Kathryn Shackleton and the team for inviting us to play there. Really sorry we couldn’t bring Nathaniel Facey with us this time but, unfortunately, he had to ‘throw a sickie’ due to injuring his hand. Naturally, all the band wish him the […]

Three great gigs I’m looking forward to this summer

Three great gigs I’m looking forward to over the next few weeks, playing with some of my favourite friends. Here’s the first one, with my band, Groundation at the Summer Of Love Party on Friday 24 July when we’ll be bringing our afro jazz vibes to a bit of a hang in Hawkhurst in Kent! Joining me […]

Getting ready for some Groundation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MfuAwASc5A After working in Denys Baptiste’s 14-piece band on his powerful Now Is The Time…Let Freedom Ring! project, I’m taking some time out to work with my own comparatively small band, Groundation with the wonderful Nathaniel Facey (alto sax), Shirley Tetteh (guitar) and Moses Boyd (drums). I love this band! Everyone has a chance to express […]