Jess performs in the BBC Ten Pieces Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. She will be performing the first movement of Island Songs by Peter Sculthorpe. There will be an evening and matinee performance.

Tickets on sale 9.00am Friday 12 May

Programme to include music by Beethoven, Copland, Elgar, Mozart, Respighi and Ravi Shankar

Join rollicking ringmaster Sir Henry Wood (founder-conductor of the Proms) on an exciting adventure for all the family. Together with young performers, the Ten Pieces Children’s Choir and guests, he discovers how nature, history, dreams, love, magic and lots more have inspired composers to create musical masterpieces.

Watch Jess in the BBC Proms Launch video (click photo to watch):

Jess will also be performing in the John Williams Prom on 20th July, see dates for more information.

Winner of five Academy Awards, 22 Grammy Awards and seven BAFTAs, John Williams is among the greatest of film composers. His scores for Star WarsHarry PotterE. T. The Extra-Terrestrial, and the Indiana Jones films have made him a household name.

The BBC Proms celebrates his extraordinary achievements in a concert to mark Williams’s 85th birthday. Keith Lockhart – a long-time colleague of Williams at the Boston Pops Orchestra – conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra in an evening featuring excerpts from the composer’s best-loved scores, as well as some lesser-known gems.

Jess will be performing a movement of “Escapades from Catch Me If You Can”.

Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film ‘Catch Me If You Can’ was set in the 1960s, and John Williams created a marvelous film score “Escapades” evoking the style of the progressive jazz movement popular during that time.

Watch Jess in the BBC Proms Launch video (click photo to watch):

Tickets on sale 13th May 2017: http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/proms/proms-2017/prom-8-lights-camera-music-the-magic-of-john-williams/

BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockheart

Royal Albert Hall, 20th July 2017

Jess will also be performing in the BBC Ten Pieces Prom on 23rd July, please see dates for more information.

Jess will perform an extract from Michael Nyman’s “Where the Bee Dances” with the Southbank Sinfonia at London’s Barbican Centre as part of the ABRSM Shine event. Visit the link below for more details.

 

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Jess returns to perform with the Ealing Symphony Orchestra. Jess will be performing the English premiere of Barbara Thompson’s Saxophone Concerto.

Saturday 7 October 2017, 7.30pm

SHOSTAKOVICH October
Barbara THOMPSON Saxophone Concerto (Saxophone: Jess Gillam)
HOLST The Perfect Fool
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 4

St Martin’s West Acton, Hale Gardens W3 9SQ (map)
Underground National_Rail_logo  Ealing Broadway,  Underground Ealing Common

 

SNAKE DAVIS & THE SUSPICIONS WITH JESS GILLAM

£16.00

22 June | 8pm

Venue: Festival Hall,Grassington

Snake Davis is well known for his solos on the hits of M-People, Lisa Stansfield and Take That but is at his happiest and fieriest when out doing his own thing live.

With their soulful playing, sax led versions of Stax, Motown and Atlantic classics, the Northern Soul scene has embraced The Suspicions, and when you see them perform it’s easy to understand why. They are  renowned as the best soul band performing live in the UK today with Snake’s searing Junior Walker-inspired sax, the sumptuous vocals of Doreen Edwards and Sue Quinn, trumpet and a killer rhythm section.

Performing classics such as “Tainted Love”, “Sweetest Feeling”, “Green Onions”, “Love is Serious Business” and “Do I Love You”, all great to listen to, even better to dance to.

They are joined by the UK’s hottest rising sax star, 18-year-old Jess Gillam, who made history in 2016 as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year. Truly multi-award winning, she was recently featured as a Rising Star in BBC Music Magazine.

‘Incredibly authentic’— Life and Soul Magazine

* This is a standing event


Tickets are on sale as follows:

3 April – Star and Business Friends

5 April – Friends

10 April – General Sale

Jess Gillam saxophone
Steve Lodder piano

Programme to include works by BartokDebussyPedro ItturaldePhil WoodsChick Corea and Dave Heath

18 year-old saxophonist Jess Gillam is a force of nature, whose free-flowing musicianship and verve in performance are irresistible. Although Sheku Kanneh-Mason won the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, Jess was a hugely popular finalist, and this wide-ranging programme will show off her extraordinary talent beautifully.

 

Please visit http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music/whats-on/grid for more information and tickets.