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AWF Founder Jennie Cashman Wilson talks about the Power of the Arts and Nurturing the Next Generation of Musicians

AWF Founder Jennie Cashman Wilson talks about the Power of the Arts and Nurturing the Next Generation of Musicians

BlogApr 18 2017Comments Off on AWF Founder Jennie Cashman Wilson talks about the Power of the Arts and Nurturing the Next Generation of Musicians

With just over a month to go until our five year anniversary gig on 11th May at Bush Hall our founder, Jennie Cashman Wilson caught up with her pal, Nour Saleh from Art Breath to talk all things Abram Wilson Foundation, the power of the arts, jazz and nurturing the next generation of musicians (tickets here). Art Breath: Could you share with ...

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ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – WE MADE A MINI-MOVIE!

Blog, UncategorizedJan 11 2017Comments Off on ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – WE MADE A MINI-MOVIE!

  Hello January and hello 2017! We are so happy to be here. New year, new start and we are ignoring the rubbish weather in London by lighting lots of candles and embracing the Danish vibe of hygge. Cosy. And what better way to welcome in the new year than by releasing our mini-movie from our October 2016 Achieve Your Greatness project. ...

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ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

BlogDec 29 2016Comments Off on ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

We couldn’t finish off the year without some sort of roundup of what went down in 2016, which suffice to say was A LOT. We basically lost our shizzle one way or another with everything that used to be expected and certain becoming the complete opposite. But there’s nothing like a good shake up to get you thinking, talking, and reassessing ...

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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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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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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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ONE TO WATCH – GIACOMO SMITH AND THE CITY MUSIC FOUNDATION

ONE TO WATCH – GIACOMO SMITH AND THE CITY MUSIC FOUNDATION

BlogNov 08 2014Comments Off on ONE TO WATCH – GIACOMO SMITH AND THE CITY MUSIC FOUNDATION

As some of you know, we’re big fans of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band and so it gives us huge pleasure in informing you that Smitty’s founder and band leader, Giacomo Smith (clarinet) has been selected as one of this year’s City Music Foundation award recipients. We advised Giacomo to apply for the two year programme, ...

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