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Tomorrow’s Warriors presents Francisco Garcia de Paredes
28 September @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Showcasing next generation of jazz musicians and artists supported through the Tomorrow’s Warriors award-winning talent development programme.
Tomorrow’s Warriors presents London based guitarist **Francisco Garcia de Paredes**.
Line-up: Francisco de Paredes on Guitar and Jay Verma on Piano.
Francisco has performed at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz, The Vortex and been fortunate enough to perform alongside musicians such as Gareth Lockrane, Rachel Cohen and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra with Bob Mintzer.
His music draws influence from musicians such as Gretchen Parlato, Aaron Parks, Jim Hall, Kurt Rosenwinkel amongst many others and tries to blend these influences to create his own compositional voice.
Jay Verma is a UK based pianist/keyboardist influenced by Jazz, Folk, Grime, Electronic and Classical music. Jay adds enormous value to a variety of projects through his deep understanding of harmony, melody and groove. His aesthetic and versatility has led him to major performances for COLORS, BBC, Facebook, etc. Jay was awarded a scholarship to study at London’s prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2017. He was also a semi-finalist on BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year.
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.