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Inspired by the critically acclaimed and award-winning jazz musician Abram Wilson, we are here to champion underrepresented and unrecognised talent. We provide visibility, access and opportunity within an industry which is often closed to all but the most privileged.

We meet young people exactly where they’re at – whether that’s at school, in the community or online – and encourage them to find their unique musical identity.

And we offer practical support to emerging musicians and music professionals by sharing valuable connections and opportunities.

Our Future Sound programme connects underrepresented 11 to 18 year olds with inspiring, emerging professional jazz musicians who they can relate to and aspire to be like. But most importantly who can show them that it’s possible to have a career in the music industry.

Our Career Development programme supports up-and-coming artists through regular coaching, mentoring and career strategy sessions. We work to understand their vision to help them build their own sustainable careers. They gain access to industry professionals and opportunities to showcase their work, and develop skills as music educators.

Abram Wilson is an inspiring organisation. It reminds me always that music is vital not just creatively, but socially – and that music can transform us all for the better. It’s a privilege to support such positive, innovative people and their musical mentees.

– ILANA, ABRAM WILSON DONOR

We should be very grateful for the work that Abram Wilson do as independent ‘promoters’ of [jazz] music. They are all about mentoring, encouraging and introducing a new generation to a new, alternative way of life – helping people see the light though music. This is reflected in the person and name of Abram Wilson – who’s raision d’etre and career was something to aspire to and you need role models to inspire the next generation.

Gilles Peterson, Broadcaster and DJ

It’s a real honour and privilege to be a patron of Abram Wilson. I’ve met amazing musicians, and the charity is genuinely helping people flourish and become their best selves – not just in musicianship but in confidence. It’s great to be involved with something that feels cutting edge. They always work with artists who do incredibly interesting things and are evolving all the time – and they are all artists I admire a great deal, so I get a sense of connection to a zeitgeist of change and innovation and excellence with musical ability. And I feel able to tap into a more visionary version of the country we’re in.

– Nitin Sawhney, producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist and orchestral composer; and Abram Wilson patron

“Future Sound is just an amazing opportunity…there’s just nothing like it otherwise. It provides this extracurricular provision that is just not possible in schools and this amazing opportunity to work with young professional musicians who are really exciting and really inspirational.”

Sophie Sayer, Head of Music, Mossbourne Community Academy

WATCH AND LISTEN selected music videos

Julia Biel – Live from the church

 

Motherboard Pinball

 

Watch and Listen – Loucin

 

VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021

 

VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert

 

VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard

 

APPJAG Review of Jazz in England

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer #2

 

Watch and Listen – Queen Mab

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer

 

Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame

 

Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes

 

Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Yazz Ahmed In Conversation

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1

 

Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu

 

- click here to add events, both online and in-person

Sarah Moule & Simon Wallace Valentine’s Day – Love Go Round

 
Feb 14, 2022
  The Pheasantry, PizzaExpress King's Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4UT

Momentum

 
Jan 20, 2022
  The Bulls Head

NEW GENERATION JAZZ FESTIVAL WEEKENDER

 
Feb 4, 2022
  Ropetackle

PRIYA RAGU

 
Apr 21, 2022
  Scala

Hannah Horton Quartet

 
Feb 27, 2022
  Colchester Arts Jazz Club

Julian Costello Quartet

 
Jan 20, 2022
  Spice of Life

Dom Pipkin & The Ikos Trio

 
Jan 20, 2022
  Boston Room at George IV

TERTIA MAY

 
Jan 27, 2022
  The Jazz Cafe

Art Themen Quartet

 
Jan 21, 2022
  The Bulls Head

COLECTIVA

 
Feb 4, 2022
  The Jazz Cafe

Jazz In The Round – Celebrating 10 Years

 
Jan 31, 2022
  The Cockpit

LOS BITCHOS

 
Mar 2, 2022
  Scala

Vasilis Xenopoulos Dexterity Quintet

 
Jan 28, 2022
  The Progress Theatre

Komodo Horns + Francesca Confortini

 
Jan 19, 2022
  Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho)

GOAT GIRL + PVA

 
Jan 18, 2022
  The Roundhouse

coming soon

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