Tomorrow's Warriors presents Kianja
Entry Requirements: All welcome
Born in North-East London, Kianja was raised on a musical diet of soul, reggae and jazz. Her passion for songwriting and performing began when she was just 12 years old, shortly before she moved to Durban, South Africa for three years. Embracing this new culture, her love affair with jazz took hold and she began to hone her songwriting craft.
On her return to London, she attended the coveted Brit School, then Guildhall (where she studied Jazz), whilst writing and producing her original material in her bedroom. Her talent and hard work brought the young Londoner overwhelming critical support. Her debut EP ‘Glory’ lead to air-play on BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM and 1Xtra and her live performances earned her a personal recommendation from Nile Rodgers to perform at Meltdown Festival at the Southbank, London. Kianja has gone on to perform at Ronnie Scott’s, Colours Hoxton, Royal Festival Hall and more.
Unafraid to fuse genres, Kianja is dedicated to writing relatable and honest songs that will stand the test of time.
Check the link to the video for Kianja’s I Appreciate You to experience her timeless sound.
Band Line-Up Kianja - vocals Jonah Grimbly - keys Jonathon Moko – bass Zoe Pascal - drums
Video Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQfP6PPAy_M
More about Tomorrow’s Warriors Tomorrow’s Warriors is a pioneering talent development organisation, creative producer, learning and training provider, charity and consultancy specialising in jazz. Founded in 1991 by Queen’s Medal for Music recipient Gary Crosby OBE and Janine Irons MBE, Tomorrow’s Warriors helps aspiring young artists from diverse backgrounds discover their magic and achieve creative ambitions.
TW nurtures nascent talent and builds engaged, culturally diverse audiences and has been recognised both nationally and internationally, receiving over fifty awards, including the 2021 Impact Award from Jazz FM.
Their award-winning alumni include: Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Sheila Maurice-Grey, Cassie Kinoshi and Nerija, Femi Koleoso and Ezra Collective, Binker Golding, Shabaka Hutchings and Sons of Kemet, ESKA, Denys Baptiste, Soweto Kinch, Ben Burrell, Zara McFarlane, Camilla George, CHERISE, Nathaniel Facey and Empirical, Peter Edwards... the list goes on and on.
“Tomorrow’s Warriors have changed the musical landscape of Britain. It’s as simple as that.” Cerys Matthews, Artist & Broadcaster
Find out more at www.tomorrowswarriors.org
Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Please book a ticket in advance.
Venue: MAAD (fka Karamel), 4 Coburg Rd, Wood Green, London N22 6UJ
The premises has a fresh air ventilation system installed throughout the restaurant and theatre. Menu is available at maad.co