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Tomorrow's Warriors Takeover

EFG London Jazz Festival FreeStage

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Be the first to see the future stars of British jazz – music development and performance collective Tomorrow’s Warriors jam in the Barbican Foyers as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

No story about the revitalised London jazz scene is complete without mention of Tomorrow’s Warriors, the grassroots organisation founded by Gary Crosby, championing emerging talent and increasing opportunities within jazz. Their list of alumni is a who’s-who of the biggest names in the scene – graduates include Shabaka Hutchings, Soweto Kinch, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Binker & Moses and more.

Tonight they present Poppy Ajudha and Female Frontline vocalist Loucin Moskofian, whose solo project reflects on issues like marginalisation, identity and oppression; neo-bebop and jazz drill collective Hypernova; and Binker Golding tutees from Tomorrow’s Warriors Young Artist Development Programme, the Tomorrow's Warriors Quintet.

Produced by the EFG London Jazz Festival


Loucin Moskofian
Loucin Moskofian vocals
Lilli Moskofian flute
Jelly Cleaver guitar
Amy Gadiaga bass
Tash Keary drums

Axel Lidstrom trumpet
Joseph Oti trumpet
Deji Ijishakin tenor sax
James Wade-Sired trombone
Hamish Moore double bass
Jonah Larrington piano
Will Cameron drums

Tomorrow's Warriors Quintet
Donovan Haffner alto saxophone
Maddy Coombs tenor saxophone
Sultan Stevenson piano
Menelik Claffey bass
Cassius Cobbson drums

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