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Tomorrow's Warriors Nu Jazz Moves: Xhosa Cole

Friday 27th September 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Ray's Jazz Event, Music Event, Chargeable Event

Join us for a new music series with leading creative producers and talent development agency, Tomorrow’s Warriors, showcasing the next generation of game-changing jazz artists to hit the London scene. This session will feature saxophonist and 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year Xhosa Cole.

Xhosa Cole is an embodiment of the success of numerous community arts programmes in Birmingham. Having grown up in Handsworth he first played the Tenor at Andy Hamilton's Ladywood Community Music School koving on to Holyhead School's Jazz band with Ray Prince and Sid Peacock and joining the Jazzlines Ensemble, Birmingham Schools Symphony Orchestra, Midland youth Jazz Orchestra among others. While studying at Bishop Vesey's Sixth Form Xhosa attended courses with the National Youth Jazz Collective and National Youth Wind Orchestra.

Xhosa continually pushes his playing while studying with teachers and mentors including Mike Williams, Jim Bashford and Percy Pursglove, performing regularly around Birmingham, writing for commissions by the Ideas of Noise Festival and Bobbie-Jane Gardener's 'For-Wards' and teaching Birmingham's next generation of talent alongside his former teacher Toni Grehan.

Doors will open at 6.00pm with the performance starting at 6.30pm running until 7.30pm. Please make your way to Level 5 and queue up the stairs to the Level 6 event space—lift access is available if required.

Tickets: £8 General Entry (Seated)

Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road

 

 

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