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SAXOPHONE GIANTS HIT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB!

SAXOPHONE GIANTS HIT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB!

Blog, UncategorizedNov 14 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS HIT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB!

The first date of the Saxophone Giants tour proper starts TONIGHT at Watermill Jazz Club in Dorking. We got a little mention on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show on Tuesday night, so thank you Jamie! Here are a few images from the band’s first rehearsal a couple of days ago with Keith Loftis, Reuben James, Dave Hamblett and Mark ...

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Q&A WITH SAXOPHONE GIANT, KEITH LOFTIS

Q&A WITH SAXOPHONE GIANT, KEITH LOFTIS

BlogNov 04 2013Comments Off on Q&A WITH SAXOPHONE GIANT, KEITH LOFTIS

With the imminent arrival of saxophonist Keith Loftis for the Saxophone Giants tour (he’s flying into London exactly one week today!), I thought it would be nice for y’all to get to know him a bit better.  Below is a brief biography and two sets of Q&As, one on Keith and the other on his friendship with Abram.  Enjoy! About ...

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THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

BlogNov 02 2013Comments Off on THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

American saxophonist Keith Loftis will be part of the impressive line-up for the UK tour.  Saxaphone Giants are coming to town A little more than a year after the death of acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, his former manager and widow, Jennie Cashman Wilson, has put together a band for a UK autumn tour. It is an opportunity ...

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BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

BlogOct 29 2013Comments Off on BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

Saxophone Giants: Legends Celebrated As Acclaimed Jazz Musician Is Remembered @ Brighton Dome A little more than a year after the death of acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, his former manager and widow Jennie Cashman Wilson has put together a band that will visit Brighton this autumn. It is an opportunity to celebrate the ...

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

BlogOct 22 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

On Sunday 27th October we begin the start of a ten date tour, labelled Saxophone Giants which will be headed up by the much loved, virtuoso tenor player Jean Toussaint, former band member of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.  He will be joined by two more recent members of Wilson’s band, rising star, Reuben James, who the Times ...

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THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

BlogOct 13 2013Comments Off on THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure taken at Ronnie Scott’s on 2nd May 2012 Last week we had our first rehearsal for the Tribute to Abram Wilson gig (20th November, London Jazz Festival) at Premises Studios.  Premises have been incredibly supportive over the last few months and this is probably a good moment to thank Viv Broughton and his ...

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LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

BlogSep 20 2013Comments Off on LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure The countdown begins…exactly two months today on Wednesday 20th November at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, we will be paying tribute to Abram’s life with a concert celebrating his music from the final years of his career. The gig will feature close friends and musical associates, including ...

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BIRTHDAYS – JUST ANOTHER DAY

BIRTHDAYS – JUST ANOTHER DAY

BlogAug 30 2013Comments Off on BIRTHDAYS – JUST ANOTHER DAY

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure Today would have been Abram’s 40th birthday.  I can imagine what he would be doing if he were here, he’d have already been up for at least five hours (it’s nearly 8:30am).  He’d have gone for a run, gone to the gym to lift some weights, come home, showered, used up all the towels, made a ...

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DON’T BE SAD – NEW SINGLE BY UNITED VIBRATIONS

DON’T BE SAD – NEW SINGLE BY UNITED VIBRATIONS

BlogAug 18 2013Comments Off on DON’T BE SAD – NEW SINGLE BY UNITED VIBRATIONS

  For those of you who haven’t heard of United Vibrations, they were formed nine years ago by three brothers, Kareem Dayes, Ahmad Dayes, and Yussef Dayes.  They began as an octet and then about five years ago scaled things down to a quartet, with Wayne Francis II joining as the fourth band member.  Their first album was ...

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“WORLD CLASS TENOR SAXOPHONIST” – REVIEW OF JEAN TOUSSAINT AT RONNIE SCOTT’S

“WORLD CLASS TENOR SAXOPHONIST” – REVIEW OF JEAN TOUSSAINT AT RONNIE SCOTT’S

BlogJul 31 2013Comments Off on “WORLD CLASS TENOR SAXOPHONIST” – REVIEW OF JEAN TOUSSAINT AT RONNIE SCOTT’S

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure  The legendary Jean Toussaint has received a wonderful review for his recent performance at Ronnie Scott’s. Toussaint will be heading up the Abram Wilson Foundation 2013 Autumn Tour alongside American tenor player Keith Loftis and a fiery young rhythm section: Reuben James – piano, Dave Hamblett ...

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