|Abram Wilson. Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton. All Rights Reserved|
Absolutely tragic news. Trumpeter/ composer/ bandleader / educator/ actor/ good friend Abram Wilson died of cancer yesterday. He had gone on playing as long as he could, despite acute pain until his last gig in Teignmouth, Devon on May 24th. Abram studied at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts and at Eastman College. His contribution to the London scene was immense. Memories flood back, but I treasure those of a concert for primary school children in the Barbican Theatre when he had bad flu, but you would never have known. Abram was one of the good guys, and his loss will be deeply felt. Sympathies to his family, and particularly to Jennie (nee Cashman). They were married on Friday. In very deep sadness.