Jazz, hip-hop, and RnB fusions reach new and dizzy heights with "Jazz Warrior", the debut album and tour by this hip young artist from New Orleans the hottest trumpeter to hit these shores in decades. Also a fine singer/songwriter, Abram Wilson makes music to stir the soul, free the mind and move the feet, blending the rhythmic qualities of Herlin Riley and The Roots with scintillating improvisation. The first non-UK signing to the award winning Dune Records, Abram was raised in the spiritual home of jazz. His music resoundingly demonstrates an acute sense of both tradition and changing times, without diluting either. "Jazz moved away from being a dance music so I suppose I'm kind of trying to bring it back to that". He has a habit of stealing the limelight, rather effortlessy. You will have noticed his contribution to Dune recording artists: Soweto Kinch on the 2003 Mercury/ MOBO Award winning album, Conversations With The Unseen (DUNECD08); with 2002 Mercury/MOBO Award winner, Denys Baptiste on Let Freedom Ring! (DUNECD010); with the awesome soul-jazz vocalist, Juliet Roberts; and the award-winning jazz/ska big band, Jazz Jamaica All Stars. ADVERTISING IN THE GUARDIAN, THE INDEPENDENT, JAZZ UK, ECHOES & JAZZWISE + Extensive reviews & airplay expected from comprehensive PR campaign. Tour Dates: 2/10 Bristol Kuumba Arts Centre; 8/10 Reading 21 South Street; 9/10 Birmingham The Drum; 14/10 London Camden Town, Lock 17 (Dingwalls); 24/10 Guildford Literary Fest; 3/11 Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre; 26/11 Cheltenham The Subtone; 28/11 Hull Truck Theatre; 3/12 York NCEM.
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