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 year we are running our first ever Future Sound Live project in Manchester, working with students aged 13-14 years from Manchester Co-operative Academies.
Make twice the difference for young musicians
There’s a wealth of evidence showing how music can be transformative for young people’s wellbeing. We release our latest Future Sound video ahead of our next match fundraising campaign which launches on 6 June. Save the date!Read more
Becoming Brave: new book Telling Abram and Jennie’s story
We’re super excited to announce that Becoming Brave, a new children’s picture book about love, grief and believing in yourself, will be published in August 2023. Written by our founder and CEO Jennie and illustrated by Tomekah George, it follows Jennie and her relationship with her late husband, critically acclaimed jazz musician Abram Wilson.Read more
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.Read more
“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.”