Tomorrows Warriors Presents: Donovan Haffner Quintet
Entry Requirements: All welcome
The Donovan Haffner Quintet is a band made up of talented young musicians playing the music they love; inspired by American Contemporary Jazz. They capture emotion not only through the compositions but also through the way in which they’re played.
Alto saxophonist Donovan Haffner has been part of Tomorrow’s Warriors for ten years, being mentored by Gary Crosby, Alex Davis and Binker Golding. Currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music, and specialising in jazz, Donovan has played with a multitude of artists including Moses Boyd and Shane Forbes,
Donovan’s musicianship has already seen him play London gigs at Ronnie Scott’s, Notting Hill Arts Club and the Albany as well as appearing at festivals including We Out Here, Pitchfork, Brainchild and Love Supreme.
This summer has seen Donovan’s reputation grow further, performing alongside Kamal Williams at KOKO and being asked by Jay Phelps to take to the stage for the acclaimed trumpeter’s show at the Jazz Café exploring Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue.
Donovan is also an accomplished composer and arranger with his quintet playing his original compositions influenced by Joe Henderson, Immanuel Wilkins and Walter Smith, as well as Kenny Dorham, Mark Turner and more.
Band line-up : TBC
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 7pm, music from 8pm.
A Fresh Air Ventilation System is installed throughout the premises.
The gig is presented by Collage Arts Karamel N22 Sessions and Tomorrow's Warriors.