Brilliant saxophonist Jess Gillam opens a new ECHO Rising Stars series featuring Europe’s most vibrant young musicians, performing a selection of classics spanning four centuries.
As the first saxophonist to reach the final of BBC Young Musician, as a radio presenter and as the star of the 2018 Last Night of the Proms, Gillam is a musician bursting with charisma – and her programme reflects that.
So music from 18th-century Venice and 20th-century Paris jostles with a brand new commission, a British minimalist classic, and the dazzling RANT! – which John Harle tailored specially to Gillam’s personality and playing. It’s a gloriously colourful selection, but whatever Gillam chooses to play, from the moment she picks up her sax it’s impossible to imagine it being played on any other instrument.