About the Book
Abram Wilson was a charismatic New Orleans jazz trumpeter & educator who came to London, UK in 2002. He made a huge impact on jazz in the UK & inspired many young jazz musicians with his talent, knowledge & enthusiasm. Tragically he died in 2012 at the age of only 38. This book by music photographer Howard Denner charts his progress from playing in small bars through to prestigious venues like the Barbican Centre as well as showing him leading workshops for young musicians. The book ends with his New Orleans-style jazz memorial service in London on 25 July 2012 with many jazz musicians, including Wynton Marsalis, parading through the streets to the church.
Born in Wales 1944. Gained Ph.D. in biochemistry at University of Wales, Cardiff in 1968 & joined Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food in London in 1972. Appointed Chief Scientist (Food) in 1992 then took early retirement in 1996 to follow a new career. Keen amateur photographer from an early age & this developed into giving lectures to Photographic Societies & judging competitions including International Salons of Photography. Took up photography professionally in 1996. Specialized in live music photographing rock, blues & jazz concerts for Retna Pictures Ltd, an international picture agency. Went digital in 2002 & used a Nikon D3 for professional work. Now retired from music photography & living in Norfolk, England. Uses Leica M9 rangefinder camera for personal photography.