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In conversation with: Reuben James

In conversation with: Reuben James

BlogJul 23 2019Comments Off on 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 Smith, ...

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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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Why Music is Magic

Why Music is Magic

BlogJul 25 2017Comments Off on 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 always hidden in the most ...

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

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

BlogMay 23 2017Comments Off on 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 ...

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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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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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LONDONJAZZ REVIEW – AN EVENING OF JAZZ CELEBRATING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION

LONDONJAZZ REVIEW – AN EVENING OF JAZZ CELEBRATING THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION

BlogJun 16 2016Comments Off on 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, in order of ...

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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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REUBEN JAMES –  NEW PATRON FOR THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION!

REUBEN JAMES – NEW PATRON FOR THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION!

BlogMay 24 2016Comments Off on REUBEN JAMES – NEW PATRON FOR THE ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION!

Photo credit: Jesaja Hizkia     “I’m honoured to be announced as the Abram Wilson Foundation’s first ever patron.  I met Abram when I was 17 years old when he was leading a workshop in Birmingham.  He took me under his wing and asked me to join his band. We went on tour around the jazz circuit and it was amazing for me to ...

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CELEBRATING ABRAM WILSON’S LIFE AND OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY!

CELEBRATING ABRAM WILSON’S LIFE AND OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY!

BlogMay 17 2016Comments Off on CELEBRATING ABRAM WILSON’S LIFE AND OUR 4TH ANNIVERSARY!

On 9th June it will be four years since Abram passed away. As many of you reading this will know, I set up the Abram Wilson Foundation to continue Abram’s legacy of supporting, educating and encouraging disadvantaged young people and talented artists to thrive. To celebrate Abram’s memory, and all that the Foundation has achieved so far, ...

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