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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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ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION – THE PHILIPPA PROJECT LAUNCH EVENT IN PICTURES

ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION – THE PHILIPPA PROJECT LAUNCH EVENT IN PICTURES

BlogAug 12 2014Comments Off on ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION – THE PHILIPPA PROJECT LAUNCH EVENT IN PICTURES

A couple of weeks ago we officially launched the Philippa Project and introduced some close friends and supporters to our new composer for our jazz-theatre piece Alphonso Horne  (who flew in especially from NYC) and our director Pia Furtado; artist and creator of the sound installation, Rosalind Coleman; and the brains behind our Achieve Your ...

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PASSION IN SPADES BY GEORGINA BROWN

PASSION IN SPADES BY GEORGINA BROWN

BlogJul 23 2014Comments Off on PASSION IN SPADES BY GEORGINA BROWN

I’d like to introduce you to Georgina Brown, our lovely pro bono fundraiser who we recruited about three months ago thanks to the amazing Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Consortium, funded by Arts Council England. They enabled George to successfully secure a full-time graduate position in the fundraising team of Bournemouth Symphony ...

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Philippa Project picked up by Schomburg Centre, NYC

Philippa Project picked up by Schomburg Centre, NYC

BlogMay 05 2014Comments Off on Philippa Project picked up by Schomburg Centre, NYC

Earlier this year the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, based in Harlem, NYC included a full page article about the Philippa Project in their members magazine. The Schomburg Center is where most of Philippa Schuyler’s archived materials live, everything from her compositions and recordings to family photos and diary ...

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22 MONTHS ON

22 MONTHS ON

BlogApr 12 2014Comments Off on 22 MONTHS ON

It’s now been 22 months since Abram died. It feels strange to write that. To put it into words. I’m not sure how 22 months is supposed to feel as I don’t think I’ve ever marked it before; it’s not a particularly significant period of time and I often wonder if once I get past 9th June 2014, I’ll stop ...

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BENJAMIN AMURE PHOTOGRAPHY – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

BENJAMIN AMURE PHOTOGRAPHY – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

BlogDec 16 2013Comments Off on BENJAMIN AMURE PHOTOGRAPHY – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

Thank you to Ben Amure for capturing the journey of the tribute to Abram gig on 20th November at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre. Here are moments from one of the rehearsals at Premises Studios, the run through, the gig itself and finishing off the night at Ronnie Scott’s. It was a magical and unforgettable evening! Till soon! Love Jennie x

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ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TOUR – WE DID IT!

ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TOUR – WE DID IT!

BlogDec 08 2013Comments Off on ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TOUR – WE DID IT!

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure Today is 8th December. It’s 18 months since Abram and I got married, and tomorrow it will be 18 months since he died. When Abram passed I knew I had to keep going, I felt like I owed it to both of us to continue what we had started together, in whatever form seemed right.  That turned out to be a foundation, ...

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