Lainy Malkani, Senior Lecturer on London College of Communication’s BA (Hons) Media Communications course, has joined the Board of Trustees for Tomorrow's Warriors – a talent agency aiming to increase opportunity, diversity and excellence in and through jazz.
Lainy – who has worked as a presenter, newsreader and producer for the BBC and Independent, as well as having worked in the PR industry – joins the board alongside music business label owner, agent and manager Steve Abbott.
Tomorrow’s Warriors aims to “inspire, foster and grow a vibrant community of artists, audiences and leaders who together will transform the lives of future generations”.
Since its formation in 1991, Tomorrow’s Warriors have worked with artists including Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Cassie Kinoshi and Nérija, Ezra Collective, Binker Golding, Shabaka Hutchings, Cherise Adams-Burnett, Eska, Denys Baptiste, Soweto Kinch, Zara McFarlane and more.
Lainy said: “Tomorrow’s Warriors builds a community of young musicians that supports and learns from each other while sharing a love and passion for performance. It’s an honour to be part of it.”
Tomorrow’s Warriors co-founder, Janine Irons MBE said: “Gary Crosby and I are delighted to welcome Steve and Lainy to the Board of Tomorrow’s Warriors.
“They are both hugely respected in their fields, with expertise and experience that will really be an asset to the Board as the organisation approaches its pivotal 30th anniversary in 2021.
“With the long-term impact of coronavirus, we are facing challenging, yet culturally significant times and look to extend our development, education and events programmes into the digital sphere.
“ As members of our Board Steve and Lainy will play a major role as we look to raise our profile and influence and build on our fundraising ambition so that we can continue to support the next generation of UK Jazz musicians.”
Find out more about Tomorrow’s Warriors.