News! Creative Director and Joint-CEO

We’re looking for an ambitious, strategic leader ready to roll up their sleeves, establish a creative vision and take responsibility for leading the team and delivering Abram Wilson’s next steps. We need someone who appreciates the practicalities of running a small charity, and who has the insight and appetite for the financial, fundraising and day-to-day…

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Join us at the next House of Jazz!

Join us on Friday 22nd March for our second House of Jazz party! Our House of Jazz fundraising events are set in unique and exciting venues not normally open to the public, bringing together the very best artists for a special night of immersive live music. Here’s a reminder of how awesome the first event was! This time…

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Help us keep the music playing, with Future Sound 2024

When drummer Femi Koleoso accepted the Mercury Prize on behalf of Ezra Collective in September, he spoke powerful words about the importance of grassroots youth music organisations in the UK. He said: “This moment that we’re celebrating right here is testimony to good, special people putting time and effort into [helping] young people to play…

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Future Sound Manchester on film

We’re pleased to share the video highlights of our latest Future Sound programme, which ran earlier this summer in Manchester.  You can watch it here.  The project was led by saxophonist, composer and bandleader Emma Johnson – with musicians Richard Jones, Alex Robinson, Nishla Smith, Nick Williams and Aaron Wood – who collaborated with students…

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Jennie to step down as CEO

We have some big news to share from our founder and CEO Jennie Cashman Wilson and Chair of Trustees Collette Philip. Jennie will be stepping down as CEO of the Abram Wilson charity on 31 August. Jennie says:  “It’s been the honour and privilege of my life to build something in Abram’s name and continue…

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Supporting emerging creatives : a publisher’s perspective 

As with many creative industries, getting started in illustrating can be tough. Not all publishers are willing to put time and resources into nurturing and commissioning new talent.  When our CEO Jennie Cashman Wilson began to develop her new book Becoming Brave, her vision was to work with an emerging illustrator.  Her publisher, Little Tiger,…

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Exploring fear and bravery: Tomekah George’s experience as an emerging illustrator

To illustrate her children’s book, Becoming Brave, it was super important for Jennie to work with a publisher who shared her passion for mentoring emerging talent. As such she was extremely thankful that Little Tiger invested the time and resources that are so necessary to develop emerging talent, and that she had the opportunity to…

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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.