The close-knit UK jazz community has been shaken this weekend with the news of multi-award winning, trumpeter, vocalist, educator and composer Abram Wilson's untimely death. My interaction with him was fleeting, at most - maybe one or two quick conversations on Twitter in the past couple of years...
Students, former college bandmates, fans, family members and musicians have expressed their sadness, shock and loss on both his website and his Facebook page.
I wanted this to be a post that honored what his life meant to them. Below you will find a few of the ways Abram Wilson touched lives with love, compassion, and a gentleness of spirit.
I pray that God strengthens his wife, family and friends as they go through these next few days and beyond.