Bassist Gary Crosby discusses 25 years of his acclaimed Tomorrow's Warriors programme with Jez Nelson

Nov 30, 2016, 05:03 PM

Gary Crosby is a long-established Kingpin of the British jazz scene. He was one of the original members of The Jazz Warriors, alongside some of our most celebrated players, and Jazz Jamaica in which he pays tribute to his Jamaican roots blending jazz with reggae. Crosby co-founded his music education programme Tomorrow's Warriors with his wife 25 years ago and to this day they continue to teach, encourage and mentor young musicians who show interest in jazz. Tomorrow's Warriors have raised the careers of many now well established and several award-winning jazz musicians including Binker and Moses, Nérija and Soweto Kinch. Jez Nelson spoke to Gary on his Somethin' Else programme ahead of a special 25 year celebratory Jazz In The Round event at London's Cockpit Theatre for EFG London Jazz Festival.