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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY! WHAT’S NEXT WITH AWF…

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY! WHAT’S NEXT WITH AWF…

BlogApr 30 2016Comments Off on HAPPY INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY! WHAT’S NEXT WITH AWF…

It’s that time of year again when we get to celebrate JAZZ across the globe.  And what better way to do that than to let you all know what’s in store for the next couple of months. We have some very exciting funding news to share with you in the not too distant future which may or may not involve a certain famous bear…can ...

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REUBEN JAMES TRIO TO PLAY MAC BIRMINGHAM

REUBEN JAMES TRIO TO PLAY MAC BIRMINGHAM

BlogJan 13 2016Comments Off on REUBEN JAMES TRIO TO PLAY MAC BIRMINGHAM

A big congratulations to Abram’s former pianist, Reuben James who is recently back from three years of touring the world with international pop sensation, Sam Smith. To celebrate Reuben is treating us to a rare jazz gig with his trio at mac birmingham on Friday 22nd January. There are still a few tickets left and we would love to see you ...

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PETER HORSFALL QUARTET GIG – 26TH JUNE 2015

PETER HORSFALL QUARTET GIG – 26TH JUNE 2015

BlogJun 23 2015Comments Off on PETER HORSFALL QUARTET GIG – 26TH JUNE 2015

“Horsfall’s vocals are reminiscent of that cult dance band revivalist Max Raabe and, like the charismatic Berliner, he knows exactly how to bring the past to life.” – The Sunday Times (Album of the Week, 2014) “A concise, lyrical player and an especially fine singer: Swinging, impassioned, but never overstated.” – ...

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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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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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THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

BlogNov 02 2013Comments Off on THE BISHOP PRESS PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 16TH NOV 2013 @ BISHOP AUCKLAND TOWN HALL

American saxophonist Keith Loftis will be part of the impressive line-up for the UK tour.  Saxaphone Giants are coming to town A little more than a year after the death of acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, his former manager and widow, Jennie Cashman Wilson, has put together a band for a UK autumn tour. It is an opportunity ...

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BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

BlogOct 29 2013Comments Off on BRIGHTON MAGAZINE PREVIEW OF SAX GIANTS – 17TH NOV @ BRIGHTON DOME

Saxophone Giants: Legends Celebrated As Acclaimed Jazz Musician Is Remembered @ Brighton Dome A little more than a year after the death of acclaimed jazz trumpeter and composer Abram Wilson, his former manager and widow Jennie Cashman Wilson has put together a band that will visit Brighton this autumn. It is an opportunity to celebrate the ...

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SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

BlogOct 22 2013Comments Off on SAXOPHONE GIANTS – TOUR KICKS OFF AT CALSTOCK JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL

On Sunday 27th October we begin the start of a ten date tour, labelled Saxophone Giants which will be headed up by the much loved, virtuoso tenor player Jean Toussaint, former band member of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers.  He will be joined by two more recent members of Wilson’s band, rising star, Reuben James, who the Times ...

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THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

BlogOct 13 2013Comments Off on THE MUSIC LIVES ON – REHEARSAL FOR LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure taken at Ronnie Scott’s on 2nd May 2012 Last week we had our first rehearsal for the Tribute to Abram Wilson gig (20th November, London Jazz Festival) at Premises Studios.  Premises have been incredibly supportive over the last few months and this is probably a good moment to thank Viv Broughton and his ...

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LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

BlogSep 20 2013Comments Off on LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL 2013 – A TRIBUTE TO ABRAM WILSON

Photo credit: Benjamin Amure The countdown begins…exactly two months today on Wednesday 20th November at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, we will be paying tribute to Abram’s life with a concert celebrating his music from the final years of his career. The gig will feature close friends and musical associates, including ...

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