Tomorrow’s Warriors LDN RISING: David Kayode 4tet
Entry Requirements: All welcome
A unique season of music as Tomorrow’s Warriors goes on tour, taking the best rising jazz talent to four venues across the capital every month. IT’S TIME TO JOIN THE WARRIORS LDN RISING!
Mentored and taught by Tomorrow’s Warriors alum Camilla George and mentored by Warriors co-founder Gary Crosby OBE, David Kayode is a rising talent on the UK jazz scene.
Growing up in Kilburn and Kensal Rise in West London, David’s first musical memory is hearing the music of Bob Marley and singing along to Three Little Birds. His household mixed the sounds of reggae with Ghanaian high-life music and the joy, love and power of music became a major part of his childhood.
It was at Tomorrow’s Warriors that Gary Crosby encouraged David to swap from alto to tenor sax, the instrument he now favours.
David has gone on to perform regularly with the Gary Crosby Sextet for the acclaimed Mingus Moves series of concerts in 2022/23. He regularly plays with Nii Maxine, has joined afro-beat pioneers Osibisa and is about to travel to Hong Kong with MOBO winner and Mercury Prize nominee Moses Boyd.
Band line-up - David Kayode - Sax, Michael Amosu - Drums, Nathan Dawkins - Bass, Ky Osborne - Keys
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