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‘Jazz has always represented freedom of expression’ – David Austin Grey

‘Jazz has always represented freedom of expression’ – David Austin Grey

BlogApr 06 2021Comments Off on ‘Jazz has always represented freedom of expression’ – David Austin Grey

Did you know that 20 years ago on 30th April International Jazz Day was born? It was officially created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to recognise jazz music’s role in bringing people together around the world.   Our Career Development programme artists play a wide range of instruments with unique ...

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From challenge comes change – women in UK jazz

From challenge comes change – women in UK jazz

BlogMar 02 2021Comments Off on From challenge comes change – women in UK jazz

‘A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.’  That’s the message of this year’s International Women’s Day on 8th March – and it’s a super relevant one for the UK jazz world.  Only 5% of UK jazz instrumentalists are women according to Women In Jazz, one of the reasons Lou Paley and Nina Fine set up ...

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Exciting artists announced for our Future Sound Digital music education programme

Exciting artists announced for our Future Sound Digital music education programme

BlogOct 06 2020Comments Off on Exciting artists announced for our Future Sound Digital music education programme

What do we do when a global pandemic means we can’t work with young people in schools?  We get creative, come together with some of the most exciting artists in town and produce an online music education project with a difference! Featuring super talented artists Arji Manuelpillai, Sans Soucis and Oscar Jerome and guided by experienced ...

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Seven years: how far we’ve come

Seven years: how far we’ve come

BlogJun 11 2019Comments Off on Seven years: how far we’ve come

Can you believe it’s been seven years already?  As I reflected on the lows and highs of life since Abram passed away, I am gradually managing to accept that no matter how bad it gets, it always gets better, often in ways you can never imagine. With the support of a wonderful array of friends and funders, I’m unbelievably proud of what ...

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‘If music inspires your soul, then find out more…’ – Wei Ching Poon

‘If music inspires your soul, then find out more…’ – Wei Ching Poon

BlogJan 07 2019Comments Off on ‘If music inspires your soul, then find out more…’ – Wei Ching Poon

As we get going on our plans for 2019, I caught up with one of our awesome Abram Wilson Foundation donors whose support helps make it all happen. Wei Ching Poon shares why her university memories of Abram’s music inspired her to get involved. Jennie: You’ve been an AWF supporter for three years now, can you tell us about why you ...

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How Abram Wilson inspired me: Dylan Jones on his tribute gig

How Abram Wilson inspired me: Dylan Jones on his tribute gig

BlogSep 26 2018Comments Off on How Abram Wilson inspired me: Dylan Jones on his tribute gig

It’s going to be an emotional one on 3rd October when multi-award-winning Ezra Collective’s trumpet player, Dylan Jones pays tribute to the late Abram Wilson, his former teacher, in a special gig at the Hospital Club.  Forming a unique quintet – including the formidable Will Cleasby on drums – Dylan will play a selection of ...

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A letter to Abram six years on

A letter to Abram six years on

BlogJun 07 2018Comments Off on A letter to Abram six years on

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure   I asked you first, to marry me. I asked you because your mom had just told me that you only had a few days left to live and the first words out of my mouth were, “But we were going to spend the rest of our lives together.” to which she replied, “You can still get married.” So I asked you in a ...

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ABRAM WILSON POSTHUMOUSLY HONOURED WITH THE OHIO WESLEYAN DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT CITATION

ABRAM WILSON POSTHUMOUSLY HONOURED WITH THE OHIO WESLEYAN DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT CITATION

BlogMay 14 2015Comments Off on 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 ...

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