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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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Philippa Project Highlights Video – December 2014 Workshops

Philippa Project Highlights Video – December 2014 Workshops

BlogJan 23 2015Comments Off on Philippa Project Highlights Video – December 2014 Workshops

Thanks to the wonderful Remy Archer who came in and filmed for a couple of days here are some highlights of the Philippa Project December 2014 workshops at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre, London. Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation and PRS for Music Foundation. Till soon! Jennie x

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INTRODUCING YELFRIS VALDÉS

INTRODUCING YELFRIS VALDÉS

BlogJan 04 2015Comments Off on INTRODUCING YELFRIS VALDÉS

“I’ve been working non-stop since I got here.” The Cuban trumpeter Yelfris Valdés has been playing in all kinds of contexts since settling in London just nine months ago. I had the pleasure of interviewing him for LondonJazz after having worked together on on the Philippa Schuyler Project in December 2014.  A charming man ...

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THE PHILIPPA PROJECT IN PICTURES

THE PHILIPPA PROJECT IN PICTURES

BlogDec 21 2014Comments Off on THE PHILIPPA PROJECT IN PICTURES

We recently got some pictures through from two weeks of workshopping The Philippa Project earlier this month, funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the PRS for Music Foundation. The director and writer, Pia Furtado and I were joined by an awesome team of creatives including videographer and set designer, Tim Bird; sound designer, ...

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PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION GRANT

PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION GRANT

BlogNov 05 2014Comments Off on PRS FOR MUSIC FOUNDATION GRANT

In case you missed the tweet, the PRS for Music Foundation have awarded the Abram Wilson Foundation with £2,000 towards the Philippa Project. “We are delighted to be supporting the Abram Wilson Foundation with The Philippa Project. We were excited to see a proposal that wanted to combine contemporary jazz music with theatre, and support ...

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£10,000 GRANT FOR THE PHILIPPA PROJECT FROM JERWOOD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

£10,000 GRANT FOR THE PHILIPPA PROJECT FROM JERWOOD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

BlogSep 14 2014Comments Off on £10,000 GRANT FOR THE PHILIPPA PROJECT FROM JERWOOD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

“I’m delighted to be able to announce that the Trustees of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation have agreed to support the Philippa Project with our first grant of £10,000.  The grant will go towards our next research and development period in December this year where our writer and director, Pia Furtado will have the opportunity ...

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ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION – THE PHILIPPA PROJECT LAUNCH EVENT IN PICTURES

ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION – THE PHILIPPA PROJECT LAUNCH EVENT IN PICTURES

BlogAug 12 2014Comments Off on ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION – THE PHILIPPA PROJECT LAUNCH EVENT IN PICTURES

A couple of weeks ago we officially launched the Philippa Project and introduced some close friends and supporters to our new composer for our jazz-theatre piece Alphonso Horne  (who flew in especially from NYC) and our director Pia Furtado; artist and creator of the sound installation, Rosalind Coleman; and the brains behind our Achieve Your ...

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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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