Jess Gillam, saxophone
James Baillieu, piano
Poulenc Oboe Sonata
Witter Johnson Lumina
Thompson The Unseen Way
Telemann Sonata in F minor: TWV 41f1
Monk Early Morning Melody
Glass Melody No.10
Howard Dappled Light
Weill Je ne t’aime pas
Piazzolla Histoire du Tango (first three movements)
Jess Gillam is animating the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality. In demand internationally as a performer, she also presents on UK TV and radio. This 2022 programme is a new one, with the single exception of RANT! by John Harle, a piece written specially for – and about – her.
As with Jess’s last appearance at SJE Arts, she is accompanied by James Baillieu. Described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘in a class of his own’, James is one of the leading song and chamber music pianists of his generation and a professor at the Royal Academy of Music.
‘She may only be 20 years old, but saxophonist Jess Gillam was the indisputable highlight of the Last Night of the Proms.’ BBC News, Last Night of the Proms 2018.