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ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION MAKES OVER £12,000 AT FIFTH ANNIVERSARY GIG!

ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION MAKES OVER £12,000 AT FIFTH ANNIVERSARY GIG!

BlogMay 23 2017Comments Off on ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION MAKES OVER £12,000 AT FIFTH ANNIVERSARY GIG!

On 11th May 2017 we celebrated our five year anniversary with a very special gig at Bush Hall raising funds for the next generation of artists. Our almost entirely female led line-up included MADAM, the RACHAEL COHEN QUARTET, and KOKOROKO. With a special guest performance from NITIN SAWHNEY. There were some truly exceptional performances, a ...

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MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

BlogNov 24 2016Comments Off on MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

Marina Mansilla Hermann is a young social entrepreneur specialising in the fields of youth leadership, environment and education. She is the founder of TierraVida (www.fundaciontierravida.org), a youth-empowerment non-profit based in Argentina with the mission to activate young people as environmental leaders in their communities. She ...

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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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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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WANDSWORTH RADIO INTERVIEW WITH JIM SPRING

WANDSWORTH RADIO INTERVIEW WITH JIM SPRING

BlogNov 24 2015Comments Off on WANDSWORTH RADIO INTERVIEW WITH JIM SPRING

On Sunday 22nd November band leader for Kansas Smitty’s, Giacomo Smith and I caught up with Jim Spring at Wandsworth Radio to tell him a bit more about the Abram Wilson Foundation and Kansas Smitty’s as part of their late night jazz show, The Chiminea. For the last couple of years the Abram Wilson Foundation has been working with ...

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SMITTY’S BIG FOUR HOSPITAL CLUB RESIDENCY

SMITTY’S BIG FOUR HOSPITAL CLUB RESIDENCY

BlogOct 15 2015Comments Off on SMITTY’S BIG FOUR HOSPITAL CLUB RESIDENCY

Last night we continued our monthly jazz residency at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden with the wonderfully talented, Smitty’s Big Four (little brother to the foot stomping Kansas Smitty’s House Band). Led by Giacomo Smith on clarinet the band delighted a packed room with their usual mash up of jazz genres from New York to ...

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PETER HORSFALL QUARTET GIG – 26TH JUNE 2015

PETER HORSFALL QUARTET GIG – 26TH JUNE 2015

BlogJun 23 2015Comments Off on PETER HORSFALL QUARTET GIG – 26TH JUNE 2015

“Horsfall’s vocals are reminiscent of that cult dance band revivalist Max Raabe and, like the charismatic Berliner, he knows exactly how to bring the past to life.” – The Sunday Times (Album of the Week, 2014) “A concise, lyrical player and an especially fine singer: Swinging, impassioned, but never overstated.” – ...

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ABRAM WILSON THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIG IN PICTURES

ABRAM WILSON THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIG IN PICTURES

BlogJun 19 2015Comments Off on ABRAM WILSON THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIG IN PICTURES

On Wednesday 10th June we partnered up with our lovely friends at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden and presented our third anniversary gig in memory of Abram and the legacy he left behind. Every year we try and do something in the spirit of Abram and what better way to do that than to bring together some of London’s finest emerging ...

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Philippa Project Highlights Video – December 2014 Workshops

Philippa Project Highlights Video – December 2014 Workshops

BlogJan 23 2015Comments Off on Philippa Project Highlights Video – December 2014 Workshops

Thanks to the wonderful Remy Archer who came in and filmed for a couple of days here are some highlights of the Philippa Project December 2014 workshops at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre, London. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation. Till soon! Jennie x

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THE PHILIPPA PROJECT IN PICTURES

THE PHILIPPA PROJECT IN PICTURES

BlogDec 21 2014Comments Off on THE PHILIPPA PROJECT IN PICTURES

We recently got some pictures through from two weeks of workshopping The Philippa Project earlier this month, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the PRS for Music Foundation. The director and writer, Pia Furtado and I were joined by an awesome team of creatives including videographer and set designer, Tim Bird; sound designer, ...

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