2017 is a big year for us because it’s our FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! Can you believe it?

Earlier this year on 14the June 2016 we kicked things off in style and launched our five year campaign at St James Theatre (soon to be known as The Other Palace) with an evening of jazz celebrating the Abram Wilson Foundation.

We saw performances from some of the best and brightest UK jazz musicians who the Abram Wilson Foundation has been supporting since 2013, including new music by Abram Wilson as part of a jazz theatre production we are developing called The Philippa Project; a special set by our patron Reuben James; finishing with a glorious performance by some of our beloved musicians from Kansas Smitty’s.

Next year is set to be bigger and better and we are lucky to have an amazing committee working to make our Five Year Anniversary celebrations something truly special:

Adam Wren, Investec
Anna Short, Act IV
Barbara Burke, Santander
Becky Wooton, National Theatre
Ben Lynch, Fountain Court
Chris Nott, Capital Law
Fred Bolza, Sony Music
Gilles Peterson, Brownswood Recording, Future Bubblers and the Steve Reid Foundation
Jo Luff, strategic consultant
Jonathan Arendt, Jazz FM
Laura Palmer, National Army Museum
Lucy Howkins, Atlantic Books
Ludwig Sels, Loeben and C17
Jez Nelson, Somethin Else
Neil Confrey, Confrey Solicitors
Nitin Sawhney, Musician, composer and producer
Raquel Carerras, Carerras International
Reuben James, musician
Rob Faure-Walker, academic
Sharan Jaswal, MyBnk
Steve Oatley, Soldiers Charity
Tom Frederikse, Clintons