ABRAM WILSON NO FEAR AWARDS

Today is three years since Abram passed and I have been doing a fair amount to mark it. One of the more recent events was a showcase on 4th June at Birmingham Symphony Hall for their ongoing music education project, Generation Ladywood. Abram was involved in the first phase of Generation Ladywood back in 2012.…

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ABRAM WILSON DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT CITATION AWARD

  On 16th May Abram’s family and I attended an alumni weekend at Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) in Delaware, Ohio to collect the Distinguished Achievement Citation bestowed upon Abram posthumously by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. It was a heartwarming and uplifting day where we were able to meet some of Abram’s classmates, collecting stories…

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ABRAM WILSON POSTHUMOUSLY HONOURED WITH THE OHIO WESLEYAN DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT CITATION

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure I’m super excited to announce that the Alumni Association Board of Directors of Ohio Wesleyan University are posthumously honouring Abram by with the Ohio Wesleyan Distinguished Achievement Citation (DAC). This is the highest honour the Alumni Association bestows upon its alumni. Ohio Wesleyan, with its long and distinguished history of being…

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ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS HIGHLIGHTS

Between January and February 2015 we successfully realised our first Achieve Your Greatness pilot schools project in two secondary schools in the borough of Greenwich. It was aimed at 40 young people between 11 – 13 years with a special focus on children who have been identified as lacking in confidence, suffering from bullying, experiencing…

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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…

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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 and…

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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, David…

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