Royal Albert Home: Gary Crosby and Tomorrow’s Warriors
Gary Crosby and Tomorrow’s Warriors will celebrate Protected content of Charlie Parker with an exclusive set from Strongroom Studios as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions online.
The multi-award-winning double-bassist, bandleader, music arranger and educator, Gary Crosby OBE, is hailed by many as the ‘Godfather of British Jazz’. He was a founder member of the Jazz Warriors and bandleader of Gary Crosby’s Nu Troop and Jazz Jamaica. In Protected content , Crosby and his life and business partner, Janine Irons MBE, set out on a mission to address the under-representation of black communities and women in jazz on and off the stage. Crosby is founder of the Nu Civilisation Orchestra comprising TW alumni. He was awarded an OBE for Services to Music in Protected content The Queen’s Medal for Music Protected content July Protected content .
In celebration of the Centenary of Charlie Parker, Gary Crosby will be playing five tunes written by the late, great saxophonist and composer. Each tune is a duet between Gary and a Warrior guest, a budding next-gen, featuring accompaniment by musicians also from their acclaimed Young Artist Development Programme.
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