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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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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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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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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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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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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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