Registered as a Limited Company by Guarantee in September 2011, The Jazz Warriors International (TJWI) has been laying the foundations necessary to ensure the new brand is sustainable and expansive.
Our vision is to be recognized globally as a leading authority on African Diaspora Jazz in the UK utilizing key people who are recognized as leaders, innovators and inspiring individuals in their area of expertise.
Using innovative and creative energy reminiscent of the original Jazz Warriors, we expect to launch onto the international music stage with an extensive range of melodic, harmonic and rhythmical excellence.
TJWI is committed to ensure the fair and equitable representation of the African Diaspora UK Jazz presence in the following areas: National Heritage, the Arts, education, training, promotion and performances. In order to achieve this goal, the following Advisory Board has been formed.
The Jazz Warrior International Advisory Board includes:
Richard Adeshiyan, Public Relations & Communications
Lester Batchelor, Musician
Steve Beresford, Musician
Paul Bradshaw, Chaser Productions (Straight no Chaser)
Alison Carter, Director, Diverse Arts
Jeremy Farnell, Artists Management
Baron Maurice Glasman, Patron TJWI, Labour Life Peer,
Musician Bonnie Greer OBE, American-British Playwright
Nigel Kennedy, Musician & Composer
Steve Lawson, Musician
Superintendent Leroy Logan, MBE
Dr Vayu Naidu, Author & Arts Practitioner
Derek Richards, CEO Hi8us South ltd Arts & Media
Orphy Robinson, Founding Director TJWI, Musician, Composer & Educator
Anthony Robinson, Barrister
Nixon Rosembert, Musician & Computer Technician
Colin Salmon, Actor & Musician
Eugene Skeef, Artistic Director & Arts Practitioner
Dr Shirley J Thompson, Composer & Artistic Director
Dr Jason Toynbee, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies
Robin Walker, Author & Lecturer
Errollyn Wallen MBE, Pianist/Composer
Cleveland Watkiss, Founding Director TJWI, Vocalist, Composer, Educator & Actor