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.