Chief Executive and co-founder of Tomorrow’s Warriors, a pioneering talent development agency, music educator and creative producer specialising in jazz co-founded by Janine with Gary Crosby OBE in 1991. Tomorrow’s Warriors develops, champions and provides a platform for a community of artists, audiences and musical leaders, with a particular focus on black and female musicians, and those who face financial or other barriers to pursuing or developing successful, sustainable careers in music. As an arts leader and consultant, Janine is a passionate advocate of excellence, authentic diversity and inclusive approaches in the design and delivery of music education and the presentation of black music. She is an experienced creative producer who also founded and ran jazz record label, Dune Records from 1997-2012 achieving two Mercury Prize nominations, alongside acting as manager/agent to a number of UK jazz artists including Jazz Jamaica, Denys Baptiste, and Soweto Kinch.
Janine was nominated for a European Federation of Black Women Business Owners award in 1999 and was awarded the MBE for Services to the Music Industry in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2006. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and, in 2019, was recognised for her work in the Alternative Power 100 Music List, an honours list established by SheSaid.So, a global network of women in the music industry, as a response to Billboard’s Power 100 List with the aim to challenge conventional music industry standards.