We inspire, connect and open doors to the music industry so that MINORITISED young talent has an equal chance to realise their creative potential.
Inspired by the critically acclaimed and award-winning musician Abram Wilson, we provide visibility, access and opportunity within an industry which is often closed to all but the most privileged.
We meet young people exactly where they’re at
Whether that’s at school, in the community or online – and encourage them to find their unique musical identity.
We offer practical support to emerging musicians and music professionals
by sharing valuable connections and opportunities.
This term we are running our first ever Future Sound Live project in Manchester, working with students aged 13-14 years from Manchester Co-operative Academies.
Future Sound Manchester: new video
Our latest Future Sound video has just dropped, so have a watch right now! It features saxophonist, composer and bandleader Emma Johnson, who led the project, along with students from Co-op Academy North Manchester.
Step inside the House of Jazz: new video
Want to know what happens in the House of Jazz? Here’s our new video to give you a flavour of our inaugural event, which launched at the end of last year. Guests were treated to off-the-scale performances from artists led by trumpeter Mark Kavuma.
Announcing new Abram Wilson charity ambassadors
We are thrilled to announce that three outstanding musicians – Ashley Henry, Jas Kayser and Sans Soucis – have become our new Abram Wilson charity ambassadors. They join our existing ambassador Reuben James and patrons Jools Holland and Nitin Sawhney in supporting the Abram Wilson charity.
“Abram Wilson is an inspiring organisation. It reminds me always that music is vital
not just creatively, but socially – and that music can transform us all for the better.
It’s a privilege to support such positive, innovative people and their musical mentees.”