The Mentors

Trevor Watkis - Project Manager

Pianist, composer and educator Trevor Watkis has been responsible for coordinating the Love Abridge project and managing all aspect of its delivery.
Trevor studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts, USA, Trevor has since established himself on the UK jazz scene as a highly respected pianist, band leader and composer, working with renowned artists from both the UK and USA (Courtney Pine, Jean Toussaint, Ernest Ranglin, Gary Bartz, Kenny Garrett, the late Stanley Turretine. Watkis has been focusing his efforts as a leader and released his debut solo album, 'Straight Ahead...Ride For Tone!' recorded in New York.


Tony Kofi

(Alto & Soprano Saxes) – Winner of various awards, has been heard on the national and international concert and club stages with people like Abdullah Ibrahim, The World Saxophone Qrt, Macy Gray, and The Julian Joseph Big band. Kofi is also a recording artist, bandleader and educator.



Zimbabwe-born and London-raised singer-songwriter ESKA comes from a rich musical background. As a vocalist, writer and arranger ESKA has worked with artists ranging from Zero 7 and The Cinematic Orchestra to Bobby McFerrin and Grace Jones.
ESKA's debut solo EP 'Gatekeeper' reveals an outstanding contemporary folk singer-songwriter who’s music, whilst sitting within the English folk tradition, wears the influence of psychedelia, jazz and choral music proudly on its sleeve.