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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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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL & ST IVES JAZZ CLUB IN PICTURES

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL & ST IVES JAZZ CLUB IN PICTURES

BlogNov 29 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL & ST IVES JAZZ CLUB IN PICTURES

The Saxophone Giants tour continues. We played to a sell out audience at Hull Jazz Festival last Saturday and an elated one at St Ives Jazz Club on Tuesday with audience members saying it was “amongst the best we’ve ever had at the club – brilliant” and “easily the gig of the year. It was a thrilling and exciting ...

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HEADING TO SWANSEA – 30th NOV

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HEADING TO SWANSEA – 30th NOV

BlogNov 27 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HEADING TO SWANSEA – 30th NOV

Preview by Buzz – South Wales Culture 26th November 2013 The Abram Wilson Foundation for Creative Arts is coming to Swansea on Sat 30 Nov as part of a 10 date UK Tour. The aptly named Saxophone Giants tour not only showcases some of the world’s best jazz talent but also pays homage to renowned trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, who ...

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REVIEW – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

REVIEW – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

BlogNov 26 2013Comments Off on REVIEW – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure A Tribute to Abram Wilson (Purcell Room. South Bank. Wednesday, 20 November 2013. Review by Peter Vacher) Opening the concert, Jennie Cashman Wilson, Abram Wilson’s widow and convenor of the London-based Abram Wilson Foundation, spoke touchingly about her late husband’s many plans and projects, these abruptly ...

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TWO MORE INCREDIBLE GIGS!

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TWO MORE INCREDIBLE GIGS!

BlogNov 19 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TWO MORE INCREDIBLE GIGS!

After the Watermill Jazz Club on Thursday 14th Nov, Keith Loftis and I headed up to Darlington for a rehearsal with the Durham County Youth Big Band on Friday evening. Keith and the regular band leaders, Shaune Eland and Ian Robinson were preparing them for their support act as part of the Saxophone Giants tour the next evening at Bishop ...

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