Jazz Services has received the following press release about trumpeter Abram Wilson, one of this year's recipients of a Jazz Services National Touring Support Scheme grant:
New Orleans-born trumpeter joins major new programme of wide-ranging performance and innovative education work from Town Hall & Symphony Hall.
Jazzlines is an Arts Council funded programme produced by Tony Dudley-Evans and Mary Wakelam. New programme highlights include Jazz at
Over 200 Ladywood school children perform new piece by Abram Wilson
The New Orleans-born trumpeter, educator and composer, Abram Wilson has been announced as an Associate Artist of Jazzlines, Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s dynamic new strand of jazz concert programming and inspirational education work. Abram Wilson is one of today’s leading musicians on the
The Jazzlines programme, which was launched in April, is produced by Tony Dudley-Evans and Mary Wakelam, building on their hugely successful work as the creative forces behind Birmingham Jazz. It is supported by a three-year funding grant from Arts Council England under the National Portfolio Organisation scheme. Tony Dudley-Evans, Jazzlines Artistic Adviser said, “
Jazzlines encompasses concert performances in a wide variety of venues across the city – from Town Hall and Symphony Hall, to the CBSO Centre, mac
Central to Jazzlines is an innovative participation and learning programme, connecting young people to jazz music, for which Abram Wilson has been invited to become Associate Artist. He has already played a major role in developing a range of jazz education programmes with Town Hall & Symphony Hall over a number of years and will continue to work with the education team and perform regularly as part of the Jazzlines programme.
Abram Wilson said, “I am thrilled at the opportunity of becoming an Associate Artist of Town Hall and Symphony Hall, working in association with Jazzlines. It’s a relationship I believe has been nurtured over the years and our vision has always remained the same: to bring jazz music to as many young people as possible and to uplift the community through jazz music.”
Andrew Jowett, Director, Town Hall & Symphony Hall said, “We are delighted to become one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations from April and to set up this exciting new programme of concert and education work under the creative guidance of Tony Dudley-Evans and Mary Wakelam. Learning and participation is integral to the programme, and we are delighted also to have the inspirational input of Abram Wilson to connect young people to jazz.”