Music journalist Ashley Kahn will host a panel discussion on the vibrant London jazz scene. Special guests will be Gary Crosby, London based founding member of Tomorrow’s Warriors and artist Nubya Garcia. Together they will talk about how festival artists like Theon Cross, Zara McFarlane, Moses Boyd Exodus, Oscar Jerome andNubya Garcia herself have managed to reach out to a young club going audience and built a name for themselves through his educational projects concerning artist development.
About Tomorrow’s Warriors
Tomorrow’s Warriors is an innovative jazz music education and artist development organisation that was co-founded in 1991 by Janine Irons MBE FRSA and Gary Crosby OBE, committed to increasing diversity across the arts through jazz, “with a special focus on those from the African diaspora and girls”. Crosby drew inspiration from having been a member of the Jazz Warriors, a London-based group of musicians that in the 1980s showcased many young black British musicians who went on to achieve international success (among them Courtney Pine, Steve Williamson, Cleveland Watkiss, Phillip Bent, Orphy Robinson, as well as Crosby himself)