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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Two girls with saxophones talking and writing a song together

Make twice the difference for young musicians 

There’s a wealth of evidence showing how music can be transformative for young people’s wellbeing. We release our latest Future Sound video ahead of our next match fundraising campaign which launches on 6 June.

Becoming Brave: new book Telling Abram and Jennie’s story

We’re super excited to announce that Becoming Brave, a new children’s picture book about love, grief and believing in yourself, will be published in August 2023. Written by our founder and CEO Jennie and illustrated by Tomekah George, it follows Jennie and her relationship with her late husband, critically acclaimed jazz musician Abram Wilson.

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.

House of Jazz – exclusive END OF YEAR PARTY!

Join us for our inaugural HOUSE OF JAZZ party on Thursday, 8th December 2022 8pm – 11pm hosted by Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory at one of Mayfair’s most characterful and unique private homes, helping us to raise funds for the Abram Wilson charity in our 10th anniversary year!