“THE LIGHTS ARE LOW, THE MUSIC SWEET, IT’S JUST THE PLACE FOR FRIENDS TO MEET…” 

Our House of Jazz fundraising parties are set in unique and exciting venues not normally open to the public, bringing together the very best artists and musicians for a very special night of immersive live entertainment. Aside from showcasing the best UK talent and having a fantastic party, the events are to raise funds towards our work inspiring, connecting and opening doors to the music industry so that minoritised young talent has an equal chance of realising their creative potential.

Our second House of Jazz event in the stunning Saddlers’ Hall was a huge success and raised over £10,000 for our music education programme Future Sound.

We enjoyed performances by super talented AW career development alumni Emma Johnson with her band Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat, and Sans Soucis. Also supporting the line up were five super talented jazz musicians from London’s Guildhall School of Music.

Pictures by Frank Payne Photography.

We are hugely grateful to the Worshipful Company of Saddlers for supporting the Abram Wilson charity and for making the House of Jazz event at Saddlers’ Hall possible. We are also extremely grateful to the wonderful Conor Gadd and his team at Trullo, Highbury Corner, London. The restaurant sponsored the costs of the House of Jazz artists and technical set up, meaning that even more proceeds from the night will go directly towards our work.

Inaugural House of Jazz, 8th December, 2022

The video below gives a flavour of our inaugural event, led by the extraordinary trumpeter and composer, Mark Kavuma in an exclusive Mayfair residence.

Thanks so much to all our fantastic sponsors, guests and performers who made our first ever House of Jazz party on 8th December 2022 such a roaring success!

The evening was hosted in one of Mayfair’s most characterful and unique private homes, and raised over £8,000 for the Abram Wilson charity’s career development programme.

Images and video by Ellie Koepke.

The evening overflowed with festive drinks, yummy food, and an immersive, intimate array of unexpected and exceptional performances led by the extraordinary trumpeter and composer, Mark Kavuma.

Thank you

Huge thanks once again to our generous 2022 House of Jazz sponsors Brand By Me, Allen Austin-Bishop, Sam Farmar and Dan Crow.

Line up

Lucy-Anne Daniels (vocals)

Mark Kavuma (lead and trumpet)

Pete Horsfall (trumpet + vocals)

Ferg Ireland (bass)

Jack Thomas (drums)

Artie Zaitz (guitar)

Noah Stoneman (piano)

J D Allen (tenor sax)

Tyrone Isaac-Stuart (alto sax and dance)

Theo Ogundepi (poet)

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