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Miles Davis and the Foo Fighters, Drummer Will Cleasby Talks Musical Heroes and Rugby Tackles!

Miles Davis and the Foo Fighters, Drummer Will Cleasby Talks Musical Heroes and Rugby Tackles!

BlogApr 17 2018Comments Off on Miles Davis and the Foo Fighters, Drummer Will Cleasby Talks Musical Heroes and Rugby Tackles!

Image credit: David Choi http://choidavid.com/   Will Cleasby is a jazz drummer originally from Lincolnshire and now based in south east London studying Jazz Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with tutors Dave Wickins and Gene Calderazzo. Since arriving in London three years ago, Will has become a working ...

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How to love your birthday

How to love your birthday

BlogDec 14 2017Comments Off on How to love your birthday

Photo credit: David Choi   Do you love your birthday? I lurrrrrrve it. I do. I love my birthday. I didn’t used to. For as long as I can remember I always slightly dreaded it, a bit like Christmas which I’m also learning to love. The thought of having to get people together to celebrate it at a time when everyone is submerged in ...

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AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WHAT’S THE BEST LESSON YOUR MUM EVER TAUGHT YOU?

AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WHAT’S THE BEST LESSON YOUR MUM EVER TAUGHT YOU?

BlogNov 14 2017Comments Off on AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WHAT’S THE BEST LESSON YOUR MUM EVER TAUGHT YOU?

Giacomo Smith is a busy man. The founder and band leader of Kansas Smitty’s he doesn’t just run a band but also a bar under the same name with his ultimate sidekick, Jack Abraham. We’ve been with Smitty’s since the beginning and they’ve been our Associate Artists for a wee while now. Not only that, but Giacomo has ...

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AWF Founder Jennie Cashman Wilson talks about the Power of the Arts and Nurturing the Next Generation of Musicians

AWF Founder Jennie Cashman Wilson talks about the Power of the Arts and Nurturing the Next Generation of Musicians

BlogApr 18 2017Comments Off on AWF Founder Jennie Cashman Wilson talks about the Power of the Arts and Nurturing the Next Generation of Musicians

With just over a month to go until our five year anniversary gig on 11th May at Bush Hall our founder, Jennie Cashman Wilson caught up with her pal, Nour Saleh from Art Breath to talk all things Abram Wilson Foundation, the power of the arts, jazz and nurturing the next generation of musicians (tickets here). Art Breath: Could you share with ...

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ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – WE MADE A MINI-MOVIE!

Blog, UncategorizedJan 11 2017Comments Off on ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – WE MADE A MINI-MOVIE!

  Hello January and hello 2017! We are so happy to be here. New year, new start and we are ignoring the rubbish weather in London by lighting lots of candles and embracing the Danish vibe of hygge. Cosy. And what better way to welcome in the new year than by releasing our mini-movie from our October 2016 Achieve Your Greatness project. ...

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ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

BlogDec 29 2016Comments Off on ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

We couldn’t finish off the year without some sort of roundup of what went down in 2016, which suffice to say was A LOT. We basically lost our shizzle one way or another with everything that used to be expected and certain becoming the complete opposite. But there’s nothing like a good shake up to get you thinking, talking, and reassessing ...

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FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PREPARATIONS: INTERVIEW WITH ANNA SHORT

FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PREPARATIONS: INTERVIEW WITH ANNA SHORT

BlogDec 01 2016Comments Off on FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PREPARATIONS: INTERVIEW WITH ANNA SHORT

Creative arts fundraising & events whizz, and Abram Wilson Foundation volunteer and Trailblazer, Anna Short shares some of her favourite memories of the Abram Wilson Foundation, and gives us a little taste of plans for next year’s fifth anniversary celebrations… AWF: Why don’t you start by telling us a little bit about ...

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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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FOUR YEARS OF ACHIEVING OUR GREATNESS

FOUR YEARS OF ACHIEVING OUR GREATNESS

BlogJun 21 2016Comments Off on FOUR YEARS OF ACHIEVING OUR GREATNESS

Time flies! What we’ve been up to these past four years…. This time last week we spent a wonderful evening celebrating Abram Wilson’s life and four years of the Abram Wilson Foundation. In a LondonJazz review of the concert (which you can find in full HERE), Naoise Murphy wrote “the young musicians on stage have benefited enormously ...

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