Trumpet player and composer Abram Wilson passed on Saturday, 9 June at age 38, after a short and severe illness.
This British artist was born and raised in New Orleans, he toured intensely the last weeks presenting his curent project, Philippa, based on the life and time the clasic pianist Philippa Schuyler grew up in.
The press stated about his latest performances that Wilson was at the peak of his musicianship, and that he was excited about his upcoming, new album set for release in September.
Wilson lived in London since 2002 where he released three albums: Jazz Warrior (2004), Ride! Ferris Wheel to the Modern Day Delta (2006) and Life Paintings (2009).
His work was honored with the BBC award for jazz in the category Best New Album 2007, when he also won the British Jazz Award in the same category.
Local audience had the chance to see him performing two concerts at the 7th Jazz Fest Sarajevo in 2003, as part of the Denys Baptiste ensemble and as a special guest of the Soweto Kinch Quartet.
With the early death of abram Wilson, the jazz scene lost a big talent, trumpeter and composer whose absence will be sensible in many ways.