“Awards for Young Musicians are delighted to welcome Award winning saxophonist Jess Gillam, an Alumna of our Awards programme, as our newest Patron of the charity. She joins a team of star studded patrons including AYM alumnus Duncan Ward, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Thomas Gould, Tasmin Little, Milos Karadaglic, Paul Lewis CBE, Shabaka Hutchings, Julian Lloyd Webber, Ksenija Sidorova and Sir Simon Rattle CBE.”
“HarrisonParrott and Polyarts are delighted to welcome saxophonist Jess Gillam to their roster for worldwide general management. Jess’s huge creative potential as performer, presenter, collaborator and composer makes her the perfect – and first – artist to be jointly represented by the two companies.”
At the start of the summer, the BBC’s Proms Extra team filmed Jess as she prepared for her 2017 Proms debut. The resulting film with studio discussion and contributions from Nicola Benedetti, is now on the Videos page.
Katie Derham presents the final Proms Extra for the Proms season. On this show, she is joined by percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, star saxophonist Jess Gillam and acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough as they cast an eye over Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto, The Big Band Prom and the Jools Holland Stax Prom. Click photo to watch.
Get ready to hit the dance floor as saxophone legend Snake Davis returns to Ulverston with his 8 piece soul band, for a now annual night of Motown, Northern Soul and Atlanta Classics.
Saxophone legend Snake Davis is one of the music world’s best kept secrets. He is a saxophonist of almost unparalleled gifts who has played with the best in the business through a career spanning three decades. Snake has performed and recorded with artists such as Amy Winehouse, James Brown, Eurhythmics, Ray Charles and M-People to name but a few. Often heralded as the best soul band performing in the UK, the Suspicions includes some of the UK’s finest musicians; current and former members of M-People, Simply Red and Swing Out Sister.
Snake and the band will be joined by special guest Jess Gillam. Tickets available now from the Coronation Hall.
On 20th July, Jess made her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Keith Lockhart. She performed “Joy Ride” from Escapades by John Williams. Jess also performed in the BBC Ten Pieces Prom on 23rd July with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jessica Cottis.
Jess will join the section of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/the Halle Orchestra in a concert in support of the families and friends of the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
All of Manchester’s communities stand together in strength, resilience and love.
In this most musical of cities, Manchester’s orchestral musicians from the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and the Manchester Camerata will come together with The Bridgewater Hall for a concert in support of the families and friends of the victims of last Monday’s atrocity.
Thursday 1 June 2017 at 8pm
At The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sir Mark Elder and Stephen Bell will conduct members of the Hallé, Manchester Camerata and BBC Philharmonic orchestras
Performances by Clare Teal, Alice Coote and Guy Garvey
The evening will include inspiring and uplifting classical music, a performance by Alice Coote – one of the world’s finest mezzo sopranos – as well as songs from international jazz star Clare Teal and award-winning singer-songwriter Guy Garvey.
Please keep checking back here for more information and programme updates.
All of the available seats for #WeStandTogether have now been allocated. Please do keep checking back for any returns.
Please keep donating – and please return any unwanted tickets to the box office. Thank you to everyone for your support #WeStandTogether.
Everyone involved with the event are giving their services free. Tickets for the concert are free, but you MUST have a ticket to gain entry. Please note: tickets are limited to four per household.
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.