Tag Archives: Music Education

Why does music education matter?

Why does music education matter?

BlogApr 02 2019Comments Off on Why does music education matter?

📷: Mossbourne students celebrating completing our music education programme; by Kate Green Photography It’s been a super busy Spring term taking our music and arts education programme to four new schools in London and Birmingham. I caught up with Alex Lee, Vice Principal of Mossbourne Parkside Academy in Hackney, to reflect on the ...

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Richie Seivwright on sounds, influences & KOKOROKO’s new EP

Richie Seivwright on sounds, influences & KOKOROKO’s new EP

BlogMar 20 2019Comments Off on Richie Seivwright on sounds, influences & KOKOROKO’s new EP

Richie Seivwright is an awesome trombone player, vocalist and composer who features as our next Late Night Jazz showcase artist at h Club London on 27th March. With KOKOROKO Richie helped lead our recent Future Sound project and the band has just released its debut EP. I caught up with her in exciting times! Jennie: You’ve said that your ...

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‘The voice is the first instrument’ – Shereece Storrod

‘The voice is the first instrument’ – Shereece Storrod

BlogMar 06 2019Comments Off on ‘The voice is the first instrument’ – Shereece Storrod

Talented vocalist Shereece Storrod is a member of Europe’s finest female a cappella quintet Black Voices. Plus she’s one of our newest Achieve Your Greatness schools workshop leaders, inspiring young people through jazz and blues. We found out more about Shereece’s musical influences and dreams… Jennie: Did you grow up ...

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‘The future is bright!’ KOKOROKO’s Yohan Kebede is on a musical journey

‘The future is bright!’ KOKOROKO’s Yohan Kebede is on a musical journey

BlogFeb 18 2019Comments Off on ‘The future is bright!’ KOKOROKO’s Yohan Kebede is on a musical journey

📷: Edwin Louis Our super exciting Late Night Jazz series kicks off for 2019 next week, showcasing some of London’s most talented rising stars at the exclusive Hospital Club London. Ahead of his first ever solo gig, I caught up with KOKOROKO pianist, Yohan Kebede. Jennie: You recently graduated from the London College of Contemporary ...

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‘The musical heritage here feels very strong’: meet David Austin Grey

‘The musical heritage here feels very strong’: meet David Austin Grey

BlogFeb 06 2019Comments Off on ‘The musical heritage here feels very strong’: meet David Austin Grey

As our latest Achieve Your Greatness programme gets moving with two new primary schools in Birmingham this month, I stole a few moments with our newest workshop leader pianist and composer David Austin Grey … Jennie: This is your first AYG workshop, though you’ve worked extensively in education in the past. What are you expecting, ...

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‘There is power in knowledge’: meet Sheila Maurice-Grey

‘There is power in knowledge’: meet Sheila Maurice-Grey

BlogJan 22 2019Comments Off on ‘There is power in knowledge’: meet Sheila Maurice-Grey

Hot off the back of celebrations for ‘Abusey Junction’ winning ‘Track of the Year, 2018’ at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM awards last week, I caught up with KOKOROKO band leader and trumpet-player Sheila Maurice-Grey.  Sheila’s one of the super-talented musicians selected for our career development programme, plus a dedicated ...

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Bringing in the new with Nina Fine

Bringing in the new with Nina Fine

BlogDec 11 2018Comments Off on Bringing in the new with Nina Fine

We’ve been super excited to extend our Achieve Your Greatness (AYG) programme to 7-11 year olds this term, working with two new schools in the London Borough of Greenwich.  And we were delighted that talented, North-London-based jazz and soul singer-songwriter Nina Fine joined our awesome team of workshop leaders.  I caught up ...

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Help us raise £10,000 in The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

Help us raise £10,000 in The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

BlogNov 26 2018Comments Off on Help us raise £10,000 in The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

If you’re passionate about music and about young people accessing a creative education, please be super generous and support the Abram Wilson Foundation this week, in our very special Big Give Christmas Challenge.  Between 27th November and 4th December anything you give HERE will be doubled, so one donation = twice the impact! ...

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‘No holds barred’: how Church of Sound’s bringing afrobeat and jazz to a new generation

‘No holds barred’: how Church of Sound’s bringing afrobeat and jazz to a new generation

BlogNov 06 2018Comments Off on ‘No holds barred’: how Church of Sound’s bringing afrobeat and jazz to a new generation

📷 Kathy Stocker A Hackney church reimagined as a music venue – winning a 2017 Jazz FM Award for Best Live Experience of the Year – AWF Associate Artist, Church of Sound has reclaimed a vital community space. Its co-founder and latest member of our career development programme, Spencer Martin, is getting ready for a gig like ...

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Stepping out – how can music change your life?

Stepping out – how can music change your life?

BlogAug 14 2018Comments Off on Stepping out – how can music change your life?

Photo credit: David Choi Achieve Your Greatness (AYG) is our arts education programme for 11 to 16 year olds from disadvantaged backgrounds, combining music with theatre, dance and spoken word. We train up and coming musicians and artists who pass on their knowledge and expertise to the next generation by going into schools to deliver creative ...

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