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WEST AFRICA, JAZZ, AND LONDON INFUSED AFROBEAT – INTRODUCING KOKOROKO

WEST AFRICA, JAZZ, AND LONDON INFUSED AFROBEAT – INTRODUCING KOKOROKO

BlogMay 02 2017Comments Off on WEST AFRICA, JAZZ, AND LONDON INFUSED AFROBEAT – INTRODUCING KOKOROKO

With just over a week to go till our five year anniversary fundraising celebrations on 11th May at Bush Hall, band leader of KOKOROKO, Sheila Maurice-Grey gives us the low down on this exciting, up and coming afrobeat group. Inspired by Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor, Tony Allen and the great sounds that have come out of West Africa they play music ...

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ASHLEY HENRY: A Q&A WITH ONE OF THE RISING STARS OF THE UK JAZZ SCENE

ASHLEY HENRY: A Q&A WITH ONE OF THE RISING STARS OF THE UK JAZZ SCENE

BlogApr 24 2017Comments Off on ASHLEY HENRY: A Q&A WITH ONE OF THE RISING STARS OF THE UK JAZZ SCENE

Ashley Henry is one of a new generation of musicians that have been raised with a wide range of influences, from such luminaries as Rebello, Kirkland, Glasper, Moran, Madlib and Dilla, yet also steeped in the traditional sounds of masters like Hancock and Monk. At only 25, Ashley plays the piano with a beauty and sensitivity that usually comes ...

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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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FRONTWOMAN FOR MADAM, SUKIE SMITH ON HOW NOT WAITING TO BE PICKED IS THE KEY TO ARTISTIC SUCCESS

FRONTWOMAN FOR MADAM, SUKIE SMITH ON HOW NOT WAITING TO BE PICKED IS THE KEY TO ARTISTIC SUCCESS

BlogApr 05 2017Comments Off on FRONTWOMAN FOR MADAM, SUKIE SMITH ON HOW NOT WAITING TO BE PICKED IS THE KEY TO ARTISTIC SUCCESS

Sukie Smith is a classically trained actress who studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She began her acting career working with Nic Roeg (The Witches), Mike Newell (A Summer Story), and on improvised/collaborative films such as Mike Leigh’s ‘Topsy Turvy’ and with Neil Hunter & Tom Hunsinger (Lawless Heart). Sukie ...

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FROM THE SHETLANDS ISLES TO LONDON VIA BIRMINGHAM: INTRODUCING SAXOPHONIST RACHAEL COHEN

FROM THE SHETLANDS ISLES TO LONDON VIA BIRMINGHAM: INTRODUCING SAXOPHONIST RACHAEL COHEN

BlogMar 27 2017Comments Off on FROM THE SHETLANDS ISLES TO LONDON VIA BIRMINGHAM: INTRODUCING SAXOPHONIST RACHAEL COHEN

Rachael Cohen a London-based alto saxophonist and composer, is one of the brightest emerging stars of her generation. Her skills as a composer and improviser have gained her a great deal of attention in the UK and beyond. The Rachael Cohen Quartet will be performing at the Abram Wilson Foundation’s Fifth Anniversary Celebrations on May ...

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH TRUSTEE SHARAN JASWAL

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH TRUSTEE SHARAN JASWAL

BlogMar 08 2017Comments Off on CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH TRUSTEE SHARAN JASWAL

We’re incredibly lucky to work with a huge number of badass women across the Abram Wilson Foundation (AWF), from our mentees to volunteers to collaborators. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, we thought it was only fit to put the spotlight on one of these awesome women – our superstar trustee Sharan Jaswal. Sharan ...

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REVIEW OF MADAM’S ‘BACK TO THE SEA’

REVIEW OF MADAM’S ‘BACK TO THE SEA’

BlogSep 06 2016Comments Off on REVIEW OF MADAM’S ‘BACK TO THE SEA’

The fabulous MADAM have a third album out, we’re fans because their front woman, Sukie Smith is one of our shining Associate Artists and all round Mega Talent. But we didn’t want to appear too biased so we asked our good friend Cally Callomon and expert in all things music to do a review of  ‘Back To The Sea’ and ...

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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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REMEMBERING ABRAM, FOUR YEARS ON…

REMEMBERING ABRAM, FOUR YEARS ON…

BlogJun 09 2016Comments Off on REMEMBERING ABRAM, FOUR YEARS ON…

Photo credit: Ben Amure www.benjaminamure.com   The lovely team at LondonJazz helped us put a tribute piece together to mark today. Thank you to them and to Abram’s fellow musicians (Keith Loftis, Reuben James, Pedro Segundo, Kevin Robinson, Binker Golding, Jason Marsalis and Jason Yarde) who contributed their very lovely and ...

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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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