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INTERVIEW WITH LONDONJAZZ – CEO & FOUNDER, JENNIE CASHMAN WILSON

INTERVIEW WITH LONDONJAZZ – CEO & FOUNDER, JENNIE CASHMAN WILSON

BlogMar 08 2015Comments Off on INTERVIEW WITH LONDONJAZZ – CEO & FOUNDER, JENNIE CASHMAN WILSON

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure  LondonJazz asked me to do an interview for them as part of International Women’s Day, which is today. Enjoy! x LondonJazz News: You are a female founder and CEO of an organisation with an all-female board, how did that come about? Jennie Cashman Wilson: Yes, the Abram Wilson Foundation is a powerhouse of ...

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Philippa Project Highlights Video – December 2014 Workshops

Philippa Project Highlights Video – December 2014 Workshops

BlogJan 23 2015Comments Off on Philippa Project Highlights Video – December 2014 Workshops

Thanks to the wonderful Remy Archer who came in and filmed for a couple of days here are some highlights of the Philippa Project December 2014 workshops at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre, London. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation. Till soon! Jennie x

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ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS PROJECT LAUNCHED!

ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS PROJECT LAUNCHED!

BlogJan 13 2015Comments Off on ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS PROJECT LAUNCHED!

  We are super excited to be able to announce the launch of our pilot schools project at Plumstead Manor School and Corelli College in Greenwich for 40 students between 11 – 13 years.  It is generously being supported by Awards for All and the Garfield Weston Foundation. It kicked off this week with the building of our innovative ...

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INTRODUCING YELFRIS VALDÉS

INTRODUCING YELFRIS VALDÉS

BlogJan 04 2015Comments Off on INTRODUCING YELFRIS VALDÉS

“I’ve been working non-stop since I got here.” The Cuban trumpeter Yelfris Valdés has been playing in all kinds of contexts since settling in London just nine months ago. I had the pleasure of interviewing him for LondonJazz after having worked together on on the Philippa Schuyler Project in December 2014.  A charming man ...

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THE PHILIPPA PROJECT IN PICTURES

THE PHILIPPA PROJECT IN PICTURES

BlogDec 21 2014Comments Off on THE PHILIPPA PROJECT IN PICTURES

We recently got some pictures through from two weeks of workshopping The Philippa Project earlier this month, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the PRS for Music Foundation. The director and writer, Pia Furtado and I were joined by an awesome team of creatives including videographer and set designer, Tim Bird; sound designer, ...

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SUPPPORTING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION – MANNY’S MINI-MARATHON

SUPPPORTING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION – MANNY’S MINI-MARATHON

BlogNov 28 2014Comments Off on SUPPPORTING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION – MANNY’S MINI-MARATHON

On 9th November a great friend and a big supporter of the Abram Wilson Foundation, Manuela Cea-Poblete (otherwise known as Manny) ran a half marathon in a very impressive two hours, raising over £1,000 for the Foundation.  Here’s her story: A 21km run and a bit of magic At the end of the summer 2014 I decided to sign up for a half ...

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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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PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION GRANT

PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION GRANT

BlogNov 05 2014Comments Off on PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION GRANT

In case you missed the tweet, the PRS for Music Foundation have awarded the Abram Wilson Foundation with £2,000 towards the Philippa Project. “We are delighted to be supporting the Abram Wilson Foundation with The Philippa Project. We were excited to see a proposal that wanted to combine contemporary jazz music with theatre, and support ...

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THE MOBO AWARDS AND JAZZ

THE MOBO AWARDS AND JAZZ

BlogOct 23 2014Comments Off on THE MOBO AWARDS AND JAZZ

Last night was the MOBO awards (Music of Black Origin). The talented and soulful Zara McFarlane won for best jazz act, a vocalist signed to Gilles Peterson’s label Brownswood Recordings. Prior to joining Brownswood she had worked with Abram on numerous occasions; he had mentored her and they had played together many times. Her band ...

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£10,000 GRANT FOR THE PHILIPPA PROJECT FROM JERWOOD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

£10,000 GRANT FOR THE PHILIPPA PROJECT FROM JERWOOD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

BlogSep 14 2014Comments Off on £10,000 GRANT FOR THE PHILIPPA PROJECT FROM JERWOOD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

“I’m delighted to be able to announce that the Trustees of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation have agreed to support the Philippa Project with our first grant of £10,000.  The grant will go towards our next research and development period in December this year where our writer and director, Pia Furtado will have the opportunity ...

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