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.


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

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




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 for more information and tickets.

Joined by celebrated conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy and captivating young soloist Jess Gillam, leading chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru presents music by Shostakovich, Mozart, Prokofiev and Nyman.
This uplifting programme will showcase the rhythmic brilliance of Shostakovich, the soaring majesty of Mozart, Prokofiev’s distinctive melodies and the upbeat exuberance of Nyman’s Where The Bee Dances.
It’s a classic mix of youth and experience on stage, as exceptional teenage soloist Jess Gillam and the brilliant young professional musicians of Sinfonia Cymru will be under the baton of world-renowned conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy.

Musical Director of Manchester Camerata, Professor of String Quartet at Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, and International Chair in Chamber Music at the Royal Northern College of Music, Gábor Takács-Nagy is a hugely acclaimed conductor and teacher.

As finalist on BBC’s Young Musician of the Year 2016, Jess Gillam wowed the audience with her entrancing performance of Nyman’s Where The Bee Dances. Jess joins the orchestra to reprise this piece.

Sinfonia Cymru is thrilled to be joined by two such outstanding musical talents.


7.30pm, Theatr Clwyd, Mold Flintshire CH7 1YA