LONDONJAZZ REVIEW – AN EVENING OF JAZZ CELEBRATING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION
Photo credit: Benjamin Amure – www.benjaminamure.com
In case you missed our anniversary gig on 14th June at St. James Studio, LondonJazz did a pretty awesome job of reviewing it. It was such a fun evening, with a stage packed full of musicians, joy and jazz.
A massive thank you to all the artists who took part, in order of appearance: Pia Furtado (director/writer for The Philippa Project), Pete Churchill (music superviser for The Philippa Project), Yelfris Valdés (trumpet), Joe Downard (double bass), Femi Koleoso (drums), Joe Armon-Jones (piano), Reuben James (piano), Ruben Fox (tenor sax), Pete Horsfall (trumpet), Dave Archer (guitar), Joe Webb (piano), and guest appearances from Tyrone Isaac-Stuart (alto sax) and Michela Marino Lerman (tap).
You were all fantastic and shone in your own individual and unique ways. Abram would have been so proud and although he couldn’t be there in person, he definitely was in spirit.
Read the LondonJazz review by Naoise Murphy here:
“Though life is hard I come from a history of greatness, so I will be great.” – Abram Wilson
The sunny vibes of Cuban trumpeter Yelfris Valdés were a perfect opening to an evening of jazz celebrating the Abram Wilson Foundation. The mood was celebratory, remembering Wilson, who passed away tragically young in June 2012, through his jubilant music and a focus on the great achievements of the foundation that he inspired. The quote above was like a recurrent theme running through the evening, which marked the fourth anniversary of his passing.
The quartet made up of…click HERE to read on.”