The Jazz ticket Grand Finale Sunday April 29th, 2018 at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, 9 of our Park High students will be taking part. The Jazz Ticket is a schools-based music education project that brings together young musicians from across the UK to work with leading jazz professionals on a set of specially arranged compositions marking the centenary of the birth of six Giants Of Jazz, Mongo Santamaria, Thelonious Monk, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron & Buddy Rich.
Following a morning of workshops, young musicians from Manchester, Humberside, Southampton, Luton, Brighton and Loughborough will showcase what they have achieved since their experience of The Jazz Ticket in 2017. They will be performing in The Front Room - a fantastic performance space at Queen Elizabeth Hall London, from 4.00-5.15pm. This event is free event, open to the general public, so it would be fantastic if you could get as many people as possible to come and cheer the young people on.
For the evening concert, your school and seven other London schools will be performing in the newly re-opened 900-seat concert hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, showcasing the pieces the young people have been working on with the music leaders, inspired by the Six Giants of Jazz.
The second half of the concert features the sensational Nu Civilisation Orchestra, led by the award-winning pianist and composer, Peter Edwards with our special guest: saxophonist, rapper and BBC Radio 3 presenter, Soweto Kinch. You'll also get to see some of Tomorrow's Warriors' highly acclaimed alumni who are now the stars of the UK jazz scene, including Binker Golding (Binker & Moses) Nathaniel Facey (Empirical) and Rosie Turton (Nérija).
Hear the classic big band sound as you've never heard it before!
There are a very limited number of £5 tickets available for parents/carers to purchase. We expect demand for these to be high so please contact [insert name of contact] by [insert date] for further details. Full price tickets can be purchased here: https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/126488-nu-civilisation-orchestra-special-guest-soweto-kinch-2018
Tomorrow’s Warriors is a pioneering music education/professional development organisation and award-winning creative producer working nationally and internationally with some of the most exciting, most diverse new, emerging and established jazz artists in the UK, with a special focus on those from the African diaspora and girls.
Led by our award-winning Founder/Artistic Director, Gary Crosby OBE and Chief Executive, Janine Irons MBE FRSA, we create and produce an incredibly varied year-round programme ranging from workshops and showcases for young musicians to professional development for early-career jazz artists and concerts and tours for established professional artists and orchestras in partnership with an extensive network of local, national and international arts organisations, commercial producers, venues, promoters and festivals.
The company is a resident at Southbank Centre, and an Associate Artist at Rich Mix, London, delivering a unique programme comprising learning and participation, artist development and professional performances. In addition to our core programmes we offer a range of bespoke music education programmes in schools, arts venues and community centres across the UK and internationally.
To find out more about Tomorrow's warriors and how to get involved, visit:
Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL
Mr Emlyn Lumley
0208 952 2803