August 30, 1973 – June 9, 2012
Abram Wilson was a respected New Orleans raised jazz musician and singer. Just nine years old when he first picked up the trumpet, Wilson received his education at the New Orleans Center For Creative Arts and later, Ohio Wesleyan University. He rounded out his musical training at the prestigious Eastman School of Music. After graduation, Wilson formed his first band of note, the Abram Wilson Quintet who performed with Roy Hargrove and appeared on record with Ruth Brown. By the early 2000s, Wilson had relocated to London where he collaborated with numerous musicians while recording a handful of albums of his own. On June 9, 2012, Abram Wilson passed away following his battle with cancer. He was 39.