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Multi-award winning New Orleans trumpeter, vocalist and composer, Abram Wilson, was one of the UK’s most prominent contemporary jazz musicians, composers and educators.
Wilson’s passion for music began at the widely recognised New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) whose alumni include Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. At NOCCA Wilson studied both jazz and classical trumpet. When he was 17 years old he won a music scholarship to Ohio Wesleyan University where he studied music education specialising in classical trumpet.
Wilson then went on to do a masters degree at the world renowned Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. After graduating he moved to New York City where he formed the Abram Wilson Quintet. Together they toured the East Coast and recorded Wilson’s debut album Soul Vibe, which he released on his own label, Bleekstar.
Wilson also performed with members of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Roy Hargrove Big Band and rhythm and blues legend, Ruth Brown. MORE