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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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MOVING ON – THE TRUSTEES, A NEW BASSIST AND GREATNESS

MOVING ON – THE TRUSTEES, A NEW BASSIST AND GREATNESS

BlogJul 25 2013Comments Off on MOVING ON – THE TRUSTEES, A NEW BASSIST AND GREATNESS

Photo: Laura Vakil (trustee), Flo Butler (trustee), Laura Palmer (trustee), Jennie Cashman Wilson (CEO & founder) Today is a year since we gathered on London’s South Bank, in 30 degree heat, to say goodbye to a friend, brother, son and husband.  It was a day of joy and celebration with fellow musicians, friends and fans coming ...

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS: 10 DATE AUTUMN 2013 TOUR ANNOUNCED

SAXOPHONE GIANTS: 10 DATE AUTUMN 2013 TOUR ANNOUNCED

BlogJul 08 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS: 10 DATE AUTUMN 2013 TOUR ANNOUNCED

      Photo Credits: Benjamin Amure & Tracy Young Photography  The Band I am delighted to be able to announce the first set of UK tour dates for a group of exceptionally fine jazz musicians: Jean Toussaint – tenor and soprano sax Keith Loftis – tenor sax Reuben James – piano Alex Davis – double ...

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RADIO INTERVIEW WITH TOM MALLOW

RADIO INTERVIEW WITH TOM MALLOW

BlogJun 29 2013Comments Off on RADIO INTERVIEW WITH TOM MALLOW

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of talking to the lovely Tom Mallow for his Cultural Review show.  We chatted about Abram and the Foundation before Tom played a half hour interview he recorded with Ab about a year and a half/two years ago.  It’s wonderful to listen to Abram talking about some of his ...

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MARKING YEAR ONE

MARKING YEAR ONE

BlogJun 19 2013Comments Off on MARKING YEAR ONE

Photo Credits: Benjamin Amure & Ruth Chandler This post is a wee bit on the late side.  I really should have updated y’all on the tremendous success of the events that took place in memory of Abram at Birmingham Town Hall & Symphony Hall (THSH) on 4th June ages ago.  But, the one year anniversary since Abram passed was just a ...

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GUEST BLOGGER FOR BIRMINGHAM THSH

GUEST BLOGGER FOR BIRMINGHAM THSH

BlogMay 28 2013Comments Off on GUEST BLOGGER FOR BIRMINGHAM THSH

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure Time is a funny thing, it comes and goes and before you know it, you’re another year on. Although life continues, there is an instinctive need to mark the passing of time, especially when it comes to births, marriages and of course deaths. Over the last year, on the 8th and 9th of each month I have remembered ...

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INSIDE THE HEAD OF REUBEN JAMES

INSIDE THE HEAD OF REUBEN JAMES

BlogMay 23 2013Comments Off on INSIDE THE HEAD OF REUBEN JAMES

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure  At such a young age, Reuben James has already demonstrated he is an exceptional pianist performing with the late, great New Orleans trumpeter, Abram Wilson as well as Birmingham’s Jazzlines Quartet, in an impressive support slot for the legendary jazz saxophonist, Wayne Shorter. His ambition is simple, to bring ...

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BACK TO BIRMINGHAM – 4th JUNE 2013

BACK TO BIRMINGHAM – 4th JUNE 2013

BlogMay 14 2013Comments Off on BACK TO BIRMINGHAM – 4th JUNE 2013

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure The last time I posted a proper update I was recalling a tremendous gig in Oxford by Abram’s rhythm section, who after a standing ovation at this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival are increasingly becoming known as the Reuben James Trio. Since then I have been busying myself with a new website (which I ...

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH!

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH!

BlogApr 14 2013Comments Off on NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH!

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure As you can see, we have moved! Everything now looks a little bit different and we’ll be working on updating new content as the days and weeks go on. You’ll also receive a slightly different newsletter moving forwards. If you have any comments or suggestions about what you’d like to see, fill in ...

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