When drummer Femi Koleoso accepted the Mercury Prize on behalf of Ezra Collective in September, he spoke powerful words about the importance of grassroots youth music organisations in the UK. He said: “This moment that we’re celebrating right here is testimony to good, special people putting time and effort into [helping] young people to play…
As with many creative industries, getting started in illustrating can be tough. Not all publishers are willing to put time and resources into nurturing and commissioning new talent. When our CEO Jennie Cashman Wilson began to develop her new book Becoming Brave, her vision was to work with an emerging illustrator. Her publisher, Little Tiger,…
There’s a wealth of evidence showing how music can be transformative for young people’s wellbeing. We release our latest Future Sound video ahead of our next match fundraising campaign which launches on 6 June.
We’re super excited to announce that Becoming Brave, a new children’s picture book about love, grief and believing in yourself, will be published in August 2023. Written by our founder and CEO Jennie and illustrated by Tomekah George, it follows Jennie and her relationship with her late husband, critically acclaimed jazz musician Abram Wilson.
Want to know what happens in the House of Jazz?
Here’s our new video to give you a flavour of our inaugural event, which launched at the end of last year.
Guests were treated to off-the-scale performances from artists led by trumpeter Mark Kavuma.
Join us for our inaugural HOUSE OF JAZZ party on Thursday, 8th December 2022 8pm – 11pm hosted by Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory at one of Mayfair’s most characterful and unique private homes, helping us to raise funds for the Abram Wilson charity in our 10th anniversary year!
We’re thrilled to announce that renowned musician, bandleader, composer and broadcaster Jools Holland has become our newest patron.
A decade in and we’ve made a video to mark our charity’s 10th birthday in 2022. Watch now to find out more about why we were founded, what we do and how your support makes a difference.
Today, 10 years to the day since Abram passed away, we remember him with love and celebrate his legacy. Our founder and CEO Jennie Cashman Wilson shares her thoughts on why our recent anniversary gig was such a poignant evening.
We’re super honoured that saxophonist and composer Binker Golding leads an exciting ensemble of talented jazz musicians for our 10th anniversary gig on Thursday 19 May. We caught up with him, ahead of the event.