Award-wining jazz development company Tomorrow's Warrior's launches its new music education initiative this month – The Jazz Ticket – marking the centenary of the birth of six jazz legends: composer Tadd Dameron, vocalist Ella Fitgerald, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, pianist Thelonious Monk, drummer Buddy Rich and percussionist Mongo Santamaria.
The project aims to give young musicians aged 11-18 throughout the country an opportunity to work with leading jazz professionals in developing their performance and improvisational skills, while exploring the history of jazz and the music and lives of six of its most pioneering artists.
Premiering at Turner Sims, Southampton on 16 March, The Jazz Ticket will then move on to Luton Sixth Form College (24 March) and Leicester's The Venue (28 March), before reaching out to over 50 schools across the UK, including Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, Hull and London, engaging almost 600 young people as performers and many more as audience members.
– Spencer Grady
For more details and ticket information visit www.thejazzticket.co.uk