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 members of his talented young rhythm section who accompanied…

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BIRTHDAYS – JUST ANOTHER DAY

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure Today would have been Abram’s 40th birthday.  I can imagine what he would be doing if he were here, he’d have already been up for at least five hours (it’s nearly 8:30am).  He’d have gone for a run, gone to the gym to lift some weights, come home, showered, used up…

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“WORLD CLASS TENOR SAXOPHONIST” – REVIEW OF JEAN TOUSSAINT AT RONNIE SCOTT’S

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure  The legendary Jean Toussaint has received a wonderful review for his recent performance at Ronnie Scott’s. Toussaint will be heading up the Abram Wilson Foundation 2013 Autumn Tour alongside American tenor player Keith Loftis and a fiery young rhythm section: Reuben James – piano, Dave Hamblett – drums and Mark Lewandowski – double bass.…

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RADIO INTERVIEW WITH TOM MALLOW

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of talking to the lovely Tom Mallow for his Cultural Review show.  We chatted about Abram and the Foundation before Tom played a half hour interview he recorded with Ab about a year and a half/two years ago.  It’s wonderful to listen to Abram…

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MARKING YEAR ONE

Photo Credits: Benjamin Amure & Ruth Chandler This post is a wee bit on the late side.  I really should have updated y’all on the tremendous success of the events that took place in memory of Abram at Birmingham Town Hall & Symphony Hall (THSH) on 4th June ages ago.  But, the one year anniversary…

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GUEST BLOGGER FOR BIRMINGHAM THSH

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure Time is a funny thing, it comes and goes and before you know it, you’re another year on. Although life continues, there is an instinctive need to mark the passing of time, especially when it comes to births, marriages and of course deaths. Over the last year, on the 8th and…

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