Advisory Board

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.

Global Aspirations

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