Can you help us inspire and support the next generation of talented young musicians?  

We need to raise £20,000 through our Champions for Children fundraising campaign. How does it work?  Every pound you give from 12 noon on Tuesday 14 June until 12 noon on Tuesday 21 June will be doubled!  Your donation will have twice the impact, at no extra cost. 

Why are we raising the money?  

The effects of the pandemic have compounded existing inequalities in our society – disadvantaged young people are now even further behind their peers, and the music industry is still too often closed to all but the most privileged.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.  

Future Sound supports talented 11-18 year olds from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds who would otherwise not get the chance for high quality music learning and development due to their social or financial circumstances. They get to work alongside professional jazz musicians who they can see themselves in and learn from – composing, performing and recording music together in professional venues and studios.  

Future Sound:

  • broadens horizons, including seeing music as a viable career opportunity
  • builds confidence and helps develop lifelong skills like resilience and teamwork
  • gives paid work opportunities for emerging professional musicians to develop new skills as educators.

 10 years of bringing through young talent

It’s an extra special campaign this year, as it falls just over 10 years ago since jazz trumpet player Abram Wilson died aged just 38. And it’s 10 years since our founder and CEO Jennie Cashman Wilson – who was Abram’s manager and wife – started this charity, to encapsulate his spirit and his legacy and the work they had done together. 

Jennie says:

“As well as being an accomplished jazz musician, Abram was an extraordinary educator – he could work with any child or young person, whatever their age, whatever their ability; he could work with children who’d never played music before and he was an incredible mentor to so many other musicians.  He took on musicians who were almost a generation younger than him, invited them to join his band, and he saw the value in that, he knew how important it was for them to have someone believe in them and to give them that chance.”

So let’s give that chance to even more young musicians.

Help us inspire the next generation of young talent, that will contribute to and build a music industry that truly reflects the world in which we live. 

With your support, we can ensure that talented young people can unlock and develop their full creative potential – whatever their background.

Please donate between 12 noon on Tuesday 14 June and 12 noon on Tuesday 21 June and the money you give will be doubled.  That’s twice the impact. 

Double the difference. 

Thank you.