Welcome to the Giants of Jazz – a resource produced by leading jazz development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors for anyone interested in learning about the great jazz legends, each of whom, in their own way, has had a significant impact on the growth and development of jazz music.

Giants of Jazz was initially developed as part of The Jazz Ticket music education programme, produced by Tomorrow’s Warriors in association with Turner Sims, Southampton and the Southampton Music Hub as a year-long UK-wide schools programme to increase young people’s engagement with jazz music and performance. Young musicians in schools across the UK will be working on new arrangements of works by these great legends with leading music professionals from the Tomorrow’s Warriors music leader faculty, working towards a professional performance alongside our flagship orchestra Nu Civilisation Orchestra. You can read more about The Jazz Ticket here.

The Jazz Ticket 2017 marks the centenary of the birth of six Giants of Jazz: composer ‘Tadd’ Dameron, vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Thelonious Monk, drummer Buddy Rich, and percussionist Mongo Santamaria.

Profiles of each of these artists can be found on this site. So, even if you’re not directly involved in the Jazz Ticket schools project or unable to attend one of the special regional performances, you can still get involved and journey into the fascinating lives of these incredible people.


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Giants of Jazz

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Tomorrow’s Warriors

Tomorrow’s Warriors is an award-winning music development and creative producing agency, committed to increasing diversity across the arts through jazz. Working in partnership with leading music industry and arts partners, we deliver uniquely engaging and highly innovative learning, performance and development opportunities for young people and musicians of all levels. We also produce an exciting range of concerts and professional jazz events across the UK – including regular appearances at London’s Southbank Centre where we have a residency, and as an Associate Artist of Turner Sims, Southampton.

Tomorrow’s Warriors is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England and we are proud to be a truly multicultural company as seen through our artists, our audiences and our team.

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Let us know what you think about the Giants of Jazz website, nominate artists to be included on the site next year, or tell us about a link or video you think we should include in our profiles here. And if you are interested in finding out more about Tomorrow’s Warriors, click the green button at the bottom of the page.