Tomorrow’s Warriors have a new partnership with Pop Brixton, bringing four-piece Queen Colobus and DJ Jelly on the plates for you an evening.
Queen Colobus is a four-piece jazz fusion band led by alto saxophonist and singer, Beth Hopkins. Having played in different bands in Southampton, they recently formed a musical alliance within the London jazz scene.
They found that they liked making weird sounds at each other, with or without instruments. Their music is loosely connected to jazz but also draws inspiration from indie, hip-hop, afrobeat and neo-soul. Beth’s compositions are fuelled by frustration at the things that aren’t generally talked about in music, such as the diet industry, having no voice and mental health issues.
Their name comes from a species of Old World monkey, which reflects their wise and playful nature.
Queen Colobus is:
Beth Hopkins – Saxophone & Vocals
Jelly Cleaver- Guitar
Will Heaton – Bass
Adam Skinner – Drums
Tomorrow’s Warriors is a leading talent development agency, creative producer, music educator and consultancy specialising in jazz. They have proved a crucial development platform for many of the artists being celebrated on the international jazz scene – Shabaka Hutchings and Sons Of Kemet, Moses Boyd, Nubya Garcia, Cassie Kinoshi and Nérija, Femi Koleoso and Ezra Collective, Binker Golding, Cherise Adams-Burnett, Eska, Denys Baptiste, Soweto Kinch, Zara McFarlane, and many more.