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REVIEW OF MADAM’S ‘BACK TO THE SEA’

REVIEW OF MADAM’S ‘BACK TO THE SEA’

BlogSep 06 2016Comments Off on REVIEW OF MADAM’S ‘BACK TO THE SEA’

The fabulous MADAM have a third album out, we’re fans because their front woman, Sukie Smith is one of our shining Associate Artists and all round Mega Talent. But we didn’t want to appear too biased so we asked our good friend Cally Callomon and expert in all things music to do a review of  ‘Back To The Sea’ and ...

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BINKER & MOSES: ODE TO THE POWER OF TWO

BINKER & MOSES: ODE TO THE POWER OF TWO

BlogAug 23 2016Comments Off on BINKER & MOSES: ODE TO THE POWER OF TWO

Our new trustee Fred Bolza has written a little blog on how Binker & Moses are moving the London jazz scene forward. Check it out below.  There is a well known saying amongst Londoners stoically going about their daily business in the sprawling metropolis: “You wait ages for a bus and then two come along at once.” It seems to me that ...

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FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT TO HELP MORE YOUNG PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR GREATNESS!

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT TO HELP MORE YOUNG PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR GREATNESS!

BlogAug 17 2016Comments Off on FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT TO HELP MORE YOUNG PEOPLE ACHIEVE THEIR GREATNESS!

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that the Abram Wilson Foundation has been awarded two generous grants – £10,000 from BBC Children In Need and £10,000 from the Ernest Cook Trust. These grants will fund the second pilot of our Achieve Your Greatness school programme at Corelli College and Plumstead Manor in Greenwich starting this ...

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW TRUSTEE, FRED BOLZA

INTRODUCING OUR NEW TRUSTEE, FRED BOLZA

BlogJul 18 2016Comments Off on INTRODUCING OUR NEW TRUSTEE, FRED BOLZA

We’ve been holding this one in for a while now, but can finally announce Fred Bolza as our new trustee.  Yay! He is Vice President of Strategy at Sony Music, and also a massive jazz head so obviously we loved him immediately. Here’s a little Q&A for you so that you can get to know him a little better. Can you tell us a bit ...

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SUKIE SMITH: HOSPITAL CLUB JAZZ RESIDENCY ROUND-UP

SUKIE SMITH: HOSPITAL CLUB JAZZ RESIDENCY ROUND-UP

BlogJul 12 2016Comments Off on SUKIE SMITH: HOSPITAL CLUB JAZZ RESIDENCY ROUND-UP

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure www.benjaminamure.com   Like all good things in London, the monthly Abram Wilson Foundation jazz shows at the Hospital Club have remained a very well kept secret… After working with founder, Jennie Cashman Wilson towards the end of 2014 on a research and development fortnight for The Philippa Project, I ...

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Goodbye dear friend, Ben Amure 1965 – 2016

Goodbye dear friend, Ben Amure 1965 – 2016

BlogJun 29 2016Comments Off on Goodbye dear friend, Ben Amure 1965 – 2016

Photo credit: Ben Amure www.benjaminamure.com   I am deeply saddened to confirm that one of our brothers, and great friend Ben Amure passed away in the early hours of Friday 24th June after a very short illness. Some of you reading this will know that Ben was Abram’s closest friend, he was best man when we got married and is someone ...

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FOUR YEARS OF ACHIEVING OUR GREATNESS

FOUR YEARS OF ACHIEVING OUR GREATNESS

BlogJun 21 2016Comments Off on FOUR YEARS OF ACHIEVING OUR GREATNESS

Time flies! What we’ve been up to these past four years…. This time last week we spent a wonderful evening celebrating Abram Wilson’s life and four years of the Abram Wilson Foundation. In a LondonJazz review of the concert (which you can find in full HERE), Naoise Murphy wrote “the young musicians on stage have benefited enormously ...

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LONDONJAZZ REVIEW – AN EVENING OF JAZZ CELEBRATING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION

LONDONJAZZ REVIEW – AN EVENING OF JAZZ CELEBRATING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION

BlogJun 16 2016Comments Off on LONDONJAZZ REVIEW – AN EVENING OF JAZZ CELEBRATING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure – www.benjaminamure.com   In case you missed our anniversary gig on 14th June at St. James Studio, LondonJazz did a pretty awesome job of reviewing it. It was such a fun evening, with a stage packed full of musicians, joy and jazz. A massive thank you to all the artists who took part, in order of ...

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REMEMBERING ABRAM, FOUR YEARS ON…

REMEMBERING ABRAM, FOUR YEARS ON…

BlogJun 09 2016Comments Off on REMEMBERING ABRAM, FOUR YEARS ON…

Photo credit: Ben Amure www.benjaminamure.com   The lovely team at LondonJazz helped us put a tribute piece together to mark today. Thank you to them and to Abram’s fellow musicians (Keith Loftis, Reuben James, Pedro Segundo, Kevin Robinson, Binker Golding, Jason Marsalis and Jason Yarde) who contributed their very lovely and ...

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KANSAS SMITTY’S – NEW ASSOCIATE ARTISTS OF ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION!

KANSAS SMITTY’S – NEW ASSOCIATE ARTISTS OF ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION!

BlogMay 30 2016Comments Off on KANSAS SMITTY’S – NEW ASSOCIATE ARTISTS OF ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION!

Photo credit: Rah Pethibridge   The Abram Wilson Foundation is proud to announce Kansas Smitty’s as one of our founding Associate Artists. Officially launched in 2013 by eight hungry jazz-possessed twenty-somethings today Kansas Smitty’s consists of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band, an ever increasing community of young jazz ...

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