WANDSWORTH RADIO INTERVIEW WITH JIM SPRING
On Sunday 22nd November band leader for Kansas Smitty’s, Giacomo Smith and I caught up with Jim Spring at Wandsworth Radio to tell him a bit more about the Abram Wilson Foundation and Kansas Smitty’s as part of their late night jazz show, The Chiminea.
For the last couple of years the Abram Wilson Foundation has been working with Kansas Smitty’s (a jazz collective of around 12 emerging musicians and a bar on Broadway Market in East London) providing performance opportunities and support accessing career development opportunities. This has led to a monthly residency at private members club, the Hospital Club and funding from City Music Foundation and Help Musicians. Although our roots are in jazz we are planning to expand our emerging artists programme to encompass more young artists from a range of art forms including theatre and dance. But that’s for later, in the meantime check out mine and Giacomo’s interview below.