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MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

BlogNov 24 2016Comments Off on MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

Marina Mansilla Hermann is a young social entrepreneur specialising in the fields of youth leadership, environment and education. She is the founder of TierraVida (www.fundaciontierravida.org), a youth-empowerment non-profit based in Argentina with the mission to activate young people as environmental leaders in their communities. She ...

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SUKIE SMITH: HOSPITAL CLUB JAZZ RESIDENCY ROUND-UP

SUKIE SMITH: HOSPITAL CLUB JAZZ RESIDENCY ROUND-UP

BlogJul 12 2016Comments Off on SUKIE SMITH: HOSPITAL CLUB JAZZ RESIDENCY ROUND-UP

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure www.benjaminamure.com   Like all good things in London, the monthly Abram Wilson Foundation jazz shows at the Hospital Club have remained a very well kept secret… After working with founder, Jennie Cashman Wilson towards the end of 2014 on a research and development fortnight for The Philippa Project, I ...

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CELEBRATING ABRAM WILSON’S LIFE AND OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY!

CELEBRATING ABRAM WILSON’S LIFE AND OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY!

BlogMay 17 2016Comments Off on CELEBRATING ABRAM WILSON’S LIFE AND OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY!

On 9th June it will be four years since Abram passed away. As many of you reading this will know, I set up the Abram Wilson Foundation to continue Abram’s legacy of supporting, educating and encouraging disadvantaged young people and talented artists to thrive. To celebrate Abram’s memory, and all that the Foundation has achieved so far, ...

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SMITTY’S BIG FOUR HOSPITAL CLUB RESIDENCY

SMITTY’S BIG FOUR HOSPITAL CLUB RESIDENCY

BlogOct 15 2015Comments Off on SMITTY’S BIG FOUR HOSPITAL CLUB RESIDENCY

Last night we continued our monthly jazz residency at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden with the wonderfully talented, Smitty’s Big Four (little brother to the foot stomping Kansas Smitty’s House Band). Led by Giacomo Smith on clarinet the band delighted a packed room with their usual mash up of jazz genres from New York to ...

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ABRAM WILSON THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIG IN PICTURES

ABRAM WILSON THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIG IN PICTURES

BlogJun 19 2015Comments Off on ABRAM WILSON THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY GIG IN PICTURES

On Wednesday 10th June we partnered up with our lovely friends at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden and presented our third anniversary gig in memory of Abram and the legacy he left behind. Every year we try and do something in the spirit of Abram and what better way to do that than to bring together some of London’s finest emerging ...

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL & ST IVES JAZZ CLUB IN PICTURES

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL & ST IVES JAZZ CLUB IN PICTURES

BlogNov 29 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HULL JAZZ FESTIVAL & ST IVES JAZZ CLUB IN PICTURES

The Saxophone Giants tour continues. We played to a sell out audience at Hull Jazz Festival last Saturday and an elated one at St Ives Jazz Club on Tuesday with audience members saying it was “amongst the best we’ve ever had at the club – brilliant” and “easily the gig of the year. It was a thrilling and exciting ...

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REVIEW – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

REVIEW – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

BlogNov 26 2013Comments Off on REVIEW – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

Photo Credit: Benjamin Amure A Tribute to Abram Wilson (Purcell Room. South Bank. Wednesday, 20 November 2013. Review by Peter Vacher) Opening the concert, Jennie Cashman Wilson, Abram Wilson’s widow and convenor of the London-based Abram Wilson Foundation, spoke touchingly about her late husband’s many plans and projects, these abruptly ...

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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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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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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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