Jas Kayser

Jas Kayser interview: inspirations, influences and new music

Rising star Jas Kayser is one of the nominees for this year’s Jazz FM Breakthrough Act.  The drummer, band leader and composer is also leading our latest Future Sound Live programme, collaborating with 11-18 year olds in Hackney. We grabbed five minutes with Jas for a chat about her own inspirations, influences and forthcoming album.

Musician Oscar Jerome giving a BandLab Tutorial

Top tips on getting started in music – with Oscar Jerome

Oscar’s recorded three new videos on how to use the production software BandLab to make your own track.  They’re part of our latest Future Sound Digital series of 5-minute tutorials by talented professional musicians to inspire 11-18 year olds to get into making music.

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…

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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…

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‘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…

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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

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…

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