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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – SELL OUT AT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – SELL OUT AT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB

BlogNov 19 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – SELL OUT AT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB

On Thursday 14th November the band led by Jean Toussaint and Keith Loftis payed tribute to some of jazz’s greatest saxophonists to a packed house. The music was swinging and the audience were fantastic. Thanks to Jon Frost for these incredible images! Keith Loftis Jean Toussaint Keith Loftis Reuben James Dave Hamblett Mark Lewandowski

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS HIT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB!

SAXOPHONE GIANTS HIT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB!

Blog, UncategorizedNov 14 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS HIT WATERMILL JAZZ CLUB!

The first date of the Saxophone Giants tour proper starts TONIGHT at Watermill Jazz Club in Dorking. We got a little mention on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show on Tuesday night, so thank you Jamie! Here are a few images from the band’s first rehearsal a couple of days ago with Keith Loftis, Reuben James, Dave Hamblett and Mark ...

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THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

BlogNov 02 2013Comments Off on THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

American saxophonist Keith Loftis will be part of the impressive line-up for the UK tour.  Saxaphone Giants are coming to town A little more than a year after the death of acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, his former manager and widow, Jennie Cashman Wilson, has put together a band for a UK autumn tour. It is an opportunity ...

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BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

BlogOct 29 2013Comments Off on BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

Saxophone Giants: Legends Celebrated As Acclaimed Jazz Musician Is Remembered @ Brighton Dome A little more than a year after the death of acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, his former manager and widow Jennie Cashman Wilson has put together a band that will visit Brighton this autumn. It is an opportunity to celebrate the ...

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

BlogOct 22 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

On Sunday 27th October we begin the start of a ten date tour, labelled Saxophone Giants which will be headed up by the much loved, virtuoso tenor player Jean Toussaint, former band member of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.  He will be joined by two more recent members of Wilson’s band, rising star, Reuben James, who the Times ...

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THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

BlogOct 13 2013Comments Off on THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure taken at Ronnie Scott’s on 2nd May 2012 Last week we had our first rehearsal for the Tribute to Abram Wilson gig (20th November, London Jazz Festival) at Premises Studios.  Premises have been incredibly supportive over the last few months and this is probably a good moment to thank Viv Broughton and his ...

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LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

BlogSep 20 2013Comments Off on LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure The countdown begins…exactly two months today on Wednesday 20th November at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, we will be paying tribute to Abram’s life with a concert celebrating his music from the final years of his career. The gig will feature close friends and musical associates, including ...

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DON’T BE SAD – NEW SINGLE BY UNITED VIBRATIONS

DON’T BE SAD – NEW SINGLE BY UNITED VIBRATIONS

BlogAug 18 2013Comments Off on DON’T BE SAD – NEW SINGLE BY UNITED VIBRATIONS

  For those of you who haven’t heard of United Vibrations, they were formed nine years ago by three brothers, Kareem Dayes, Ahmad Dayes, and Yussef Dayes.  They began as an octet and then about five years ago scaled things down to a quartet, with Wayne Francis II joining as the fourth band member.  Their first album was ...

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MOVING ON – THE TRUSTEES, A NEW BASSIST AND GREATNESS

MOVING ON – THE TRUSTEES, A NEW BASSIST AND GREATNESS

BlogJul 25 2013Comments Off on MOVING ON – THE TRUSTEES, A NEW BASSIST AND GREATNESS

Photo: Laura Vakil (trustee), Flo Butler (trustee), Laura Palmer (trustee), Jennie Cashman Wilson (CEO & founder) Today is a year since we gathered on London’s South Bank, in 30 degree heat, to say goodbye to a friend, brother, son and husband.  It was a day of joy and celebration with fellow musicians, friends and fans coming ...

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS: 10 DATE AUTUMN 2013 TOUR ANNOUNCED

SAXOPHONE GIANTS: 10 DATE AUTUMN 2013 TOUR ANNOUNCED

BlogJul 08 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS: 10 DATE AUTUMN 2013 TOUR ANNOUNCED

      Photo Credits: Benjamin Amure & Tracy Young Photography  The Band I am delighted to be able to announce the first set of UK tour dates for a group of exceptionally fine jazz musicians: Jean Toussaint – tenor and soprano sax Keith Loftis – tenor sax Reuben James – piano Alex Davis – double ...

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