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Goodbye dear friend, Ben Amure 1965 – 2016

Goodbye dear friend, Ben Amure 1965 – 2016

BlogJun 29 2016Comments Off on Goodbye dear friend, Ben Amure 1965 – 2016

Photo credit: Ben Amure www.benjaminamure.com   I am deeply saddened to confirm that one of our brothers, and great friend Ben Amure passed away in the early hours of Friday 24th June after a very short illness. Some of you reading this will know that Ben was Abram’s closest friend, he was best man when we got married and is someone ...

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LONDONJAZZ REVIEW – AN EVENING OF JAZZ CELEBRATING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION

LONDONJAZZ REVIEW – AN EVENING OF JAZZ CELEBRATING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION

BlogJun 16 2016Comments Off on LONDONJAZZ REVIEW – AN EVENING OF JAZZ CELEBRATING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure – www.benjaminamure.com   In case you missed our anniversary gig on 14th June at St. James Studio, LondonJazz did a pretty awesome job of reviewing it. It was such a fun evening, with a stage packed full of musicians, joy and jazz. A massive thank you to all the artists who took part, in order of ...

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REMEMBERING ABRAM, FOUR YEARS ON…

REMEMBERING ABRAM, FOUR YEARS ON…

BlogJun 09 2016Comments Off on REMEMBERING ABRAM, FOUR YEARS ON…

Photo credit: Ben Amure www.benjaminamure.com   The lovely team at LondonJazz helped us put a tribute piece together to mark today. Thank you to them and to Abram’s fellow musicians (Keith Loftis, Reuben James, Pedro Segundo, Kevin Robinson, Binker Golding, Jason Marsalis and Jason Yarde) who contributed their very lovely and ...

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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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ABRAM WILSON DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT CITATION AWARD

ABRAM WILSON DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT CITATION AWARD

BlogJun 06 2015Comments Off on ABRAM WILSON DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT CITATION AWARD

  On 16th May Abram’s family and I attended an alumni weekend at Ohio Wesleyan University (OWU) in Delaware, Ohio to collect the Distinguished Achievement Citation bestowed upon Abram posthumously by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. It was a heartwarming and uplifting day where we were able to meet some of Abram’s ...

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BENJAMIN AMURE PHOTOGRAPHY – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

BENJAMIN AMURE PHOTOGRAPHY – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

BlogDec 16 2013Comments Off on BENJAMIN AMURE PHOTOGRAPHY – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

Thank you to Ben Amure for capturing the journey of the tribute to Abram gig on 20th November at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre. Here are moments from one of the rehearsals at Premises Studios, the run through, the gig itself and finishing off the night at Ronnie Scott’s. It was a magical and unforgettable evening! Till soon! Love Jennie x

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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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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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MARKING YEAR ONE

MARKING YEAR ONE

BlogJun 19 2013Comments Off on MARKING YEAR ONE

Photo Credits: Benjamin Amure & Ruth Chandler This post is a wee bit on the late side.  I really should have updated y’all on the tremendous success of the events that took place in memory of Abram at Birmingham Town Hall & Symphony Hall (THSH) on 4th June ages ago.  But, the one year anniversary since Abram passed was just a ...

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