Jess Gillam, saxophone, with Zeynep Özsuca, piano

/ Mar

Jess Gillam, saxophone, with Zeynep Özsuca, piano

SJE Arts
Start Time
07:30 pm - 09:15 pm
£30, £25, £20, £17, under 25 concessions

4th SJE Arts Next Generation Series

Programme to include:
Anna Clyne: new piece for sax and electronics
Graham FitkinGate
Gavin BryarsHarlesden
Works by Weill and Nyman
John HarleRant!

First-ever saxophonist to reach the final of BBC Young Musician, first ever saxophonist to sign with Decca Classics, a presenter at BBC Proms 2019 and host of her own show on BBC Radio 3 – Jess Gillam truly is irrepressible. And she is only twenty-one years old.

Along with show-stealing BBC Proms performances, Jess has appeared at the BAFTAS and picked up a Classical Brit Award. Concert and festival engagements have taken her all over the UK and her international career is growing fast with 2019 performances in Barcelona, Bodrum, Lucerne Festival, with Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra in Paris and her debut in the USA with concerts in New York, Minneapolis and at the prestigious Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

‘Rise’ Jess’s first recording with Decca was released on 26 April 2019 and instantly took the No.1 spot in the classical charts. Another first for Jess, the youngest saxophonist to achieve this fame.

Tonight Jess is joined by her regular accompanist, the talented pianist Zeynep Özsuca, their programme an exciting mix of new work and some of Jess’s ‘signature’ pieces. When the two last appeared at SJE Arts, the concert was a sell-out so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Season tickets for all four 4th Next Generation Series concerts available at a near 40% discount.