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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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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – SELL OUT AT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – SELL OUT AT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB

BlogNov 19 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – SELL OUT AT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB

On Thursday 14th November the band led by Jean Toussaint and Keith Loftis payed tribute to some of jazz’s greatest saxophonists to a packed house. The music was swinging and the audience were fantastic. Thanks to Jon Frost for these incredible images! Keith Loftis Jean Toussaint Keith Loftis Reuben James Dave Hamblett Mark Lewandowski

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS HIT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB!

SAXOPHONE GIANTS HIT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB!

Blog, UncategorizedNov 14 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS HIT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB!

The first date of the Saxophone Giants tour proper starts TONIGHT at Watermill Jazz Club in Dorking. We got a little mention on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show on Tuesday night, so thank you Jamie! Here are a few images from the band’s first rehearsal a couple of days ago with Keith Loftis, Reuben James, Dave Hamblett and Mark ...

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Q&A WITH SAXOPHONE GIANT, KEITH LOFTIS

Q&A WITH SAXOPHONE GIANT, KEITH LOFTIS

BlogNov 04 2013Comments Off on Q&A WITH SAXOPHONE GIANT, KEITH LOFTIS

With the imminent arrival of saxophonist Keith Loftis for the Saxophone Giants tour (he’s flying into London exactly one week today!), I thought it would be nice for y’all to get to know him a bit better.  Below is a brief biography and two sets of Q&As, one on Keith and the other on his friendship with Abram.  Enjoy! About ...

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THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

BlogNov 02 2013Comments Off on THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

American saxophonist Keith Loftis will be part of the impressive line-up for the UK tour.  Saxaphone Giants are coming to town A little more than a year after the death of acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, his former manager and widow, Jennie Cashman Wilson, has put together a band for a UK autumn tour. It is an opportunity ...

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BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

BlogOct 29 2013Comments Off on BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

Saxophone Giants: Legends Celebrated As Acclaimed Jazz Musician Is Remembered @ Brighton Dome A little more than a year after the death of acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, his former manager and widow Jennie Cashman Wilson has put together a band that will visit Brighton this autumn. It is an opportunity to celebrate the ...

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

BlogOct 22 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

On Sunday 27th October we begin the start of a ten date tour, labelled Saxophone Giants which will be headed up by the much loved, virtuoso tenor player Jean Toussaint, former band member of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.  He will be joined by two more recent members of Wilson’s band, rising star, Reuben James, who the Times ...

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THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

BlogOct 13 2013Comments Off on THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure taken at Ronnie Scott’s on 2nd May 2012 Last week we had our first rehearsal for the Tribute to Abram Wilson gig (20th November, London Jazz Festival) at Premises Studios.  Premises have been incredibly supportive over the last few months and this is probably a good moment to thank Viv Broughton and his ...

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LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

BlogSep 20 2013Comments Off on LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure The countdown begins…exactly two months today on Wednesday 20th November at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, we will be paying tribute to Abram’s life with a concert celebrating his music from the final years of his career. The gig will feature close friends and musical associates, including ...

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