Champions for Children appeal raises £8,000 for Future Sound!

Hot off the press! Our Champions for Children fundraising campaign smashed its target, raising an awesome £8,000 for Future Sound including gift aid.  Thanks to the generosity of 60 amazing donors and match funding support from Nigel Gibson, Anna Corbett and The Childhood Trust, we’ll now be able to bring our award-winning music learning programme…

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In conversation with: Reuben James

Critically-acclaimed jazz musician and AWF patron Reuben James was just 17 when he was asked to join Abram’s band, offering him a chance to raise his profile and develop his skills as a pianist. In 2013 Reuben was approached to play with a then up-and-coming singer called Sam Smith. He’s subsequently toured the world with…

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‘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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Why Music is Magic

Magic. It’s a word we like to use a lot here at AWF HQ. Probably because we get to experience a disproportionate amount of it. We are magic seekers after all and like the great Roald Dahl once wrote, “…above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are…

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ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION MAKES OVER £12,000 AT FIFTH ANNIVERSARY GIG!

On 11th May 2017 we celebrated our five year anniversary with a very special gig at Bush Hall raising funds for the next generation of artists. Our almost entirely female led line-up included MADAM, the RACHAEL COHEN QUARTET, and KOKOROKO. With a special guest performance from NITIN SAWHNEY. There were some truly exceptional performances, a raffle, an…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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 sweet words… Today 9th June 2016…

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