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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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REUBEN JAMES –  NEW PATRON FOR THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION!

REUBEN JAMES – NEW PATRON FOR THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION!

BlogMay 24 2016Comments Off on REUBEN JAMES – NEW PATRON FOR THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION!

Photo credit: Jesaja Hizkia     “I’m honoured to be announced as the Abram Wilson Foundation’s first ever patron.  I met Abram when I was 17 years old when he was leading a workshop in Birmingham.  He took me under his wing and asked me to join his band. We went on tour around the jazz circuit and it was amazing for me to ...

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CELEBRATING ABRAM WILSON’S LIFE AND OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY!

CELEBRATING ABRAM WILSON’S LIFE AND OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY!

BlogMay 17 2016Comments Off on CELEBRATING ABRAM WILSON’S LIFE AND OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY!

On 9th June it will be four years since Abram passed away. As many of you reading this will know, I set up the Abram Wilson Foundation to continue Abram’s legacy of supporting, educating and encouraging disadvantaged young people and talented artists to thrive. To celebrate Abram’s memory, and all that the Foundation has achieved so far, ...

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY! WHAT’S NEXT WITH AWF…

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY! WHAT’S NEXT WITH AWF…

BlogApr 30 2016Comments Off on HAPPY INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY! WHAT’S NEXT WITH AWF…

It’s that time of year again when we get to celebrate JAZZ across the globe.  And what better way to do that than to let you all know what’s in store for the next couple of months. We have some very exciting funding news to share with you in the not too distant future which may or may not involve a certain famous bear…can ...

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REUBEN JAMES TRIO TO PLAY MAC BIRMINGHAM

REUBEN JAMES TRIO TO PLAY MAC BIRMINGHAM

BlogJan 13 2016Comments Off on REUBEN JAMES TRIO TO PLAY MAC BIRMINGHAM

A big congratulations to Abram’s former pianist, Reuben James who is recently back from three years of touring the world with international pop sensation, Sam Smith. To celebrate Reuben is treating us to a rare jazz gig with his trio at mac birmingham on Friday 22nd January. There are still a few tickets left and we would love to see you ...

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