Jess Gillam, saxophone | University of Oxford

Jess Gillam, saxophone

Speaker
Jess Gillam
Event date
Event time
19:30 - 21:15
Venue
SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church
109A Iffley Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1EH
Venue details

On Iffley Road between Marston Street and James Street

Event type
Concerts
Event cost
£15, £5 under 25s
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

3rd SJE Arts Next Generation Series

In 2016, at the age of 17, Jess made history as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year. She then reached the Grand Final at London’s Barbican Hall, performing Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and captivating the public with her talent and charisma.

Since then, Jess’s career has been nothing short of stellar: a recording contract with Decca Classics, appearances in both 2017 and 2018 BBC Proms at the Albert Hall, concerto and solo recital engagements in London and around the country and, in June 2018, her international debut with the Gothenburg Symphony.

Jess studies at the Royal Northern College of Music with an ABRSM Scholarship. She is a patron for Awards for Young Musicians and promotes her own series of concerts, bringing international talent to her hometown of Ulverston.