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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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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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ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TOUR – WE DID IT!

ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TOUR – WE DID IT!

BlogDec 08 2013Comments Off on ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TOUR – WE DID IT!

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure Today is 8th December. It’s 18 months since Abram and I got married, and tomorrow it will be 18 months since he died. When Abram passed I knew I had to keep going, I felt like I owed it to both of us to continue what we had started together, in whatever form seemed right.  That turned out to be a foundation, ...

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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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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HEADING TO SWANSEA – 30th NOV

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HEADING TO SWANSEA – 30th NOV

BlogNov 27 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – HEADING TO SWANSEA – 30th NOV

Preview by Buzz – South Wales Culture 26th November 2013 The Abram Wilson Foundation for Creative Arts is coming to Swansea on Sat 30 Nov as part of a 10 date UK Tour. The aptly named Saxophone Giants tour not only showcases some of the world’s best jazz talent but also pays homage to renowned trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, who ...

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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 – TWO MORE INCREDIBLE GIGS!

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TWO MORE INCREDIBLE GIGS!

BlogNov 19 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TWO MORE INCREDIBLE GIGS!

After the Watermill Jazz Club on Thursday 14th Nov, Keith Loftis and I headed up to Darlington for a rehearsal with the Durham County Youth Big Band on Friday evening. Keith and the regular band leaders, Shaune Eland and Ian Robinson were preparing them for their support act as part of the Saxophone Giants tour the next evening at Bishop ...

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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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Q&A WITH SAXOPHONE GIANT, KEITH LOFTIS

Q&A WITH SAXOPHONE GIANT, KEITH LOFTIS

BlogNov 04 2013Comments Off on Q&A WITH SAXOPHONE GIANT, KEITH LOFTIS

With the imminent arrival of saxophonist Keith Loftis for the Saxophone Giants tour (he’s flying into London exactly one week today!), I thought it would be nice for y’all to get to know him a bit better.  Below is a brief biography and two sets of Q&As, one on Keith and the other on his friendship with Abram.  Enjoy! About ...

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