Programme to include:
Barbara Thompson: The Unseen Way
Telemann: Sonata in F Minor
Ayanna Witter Johnson: Lumina
John Harle: RANT!
Jess Gillam, saxophone
James Baillieu, piano
Jess Gillam is one of the most exciting musicians around. She is charismatic as a performer, broadcaster and podcaster and her saxophone playing communicates across many genres. She is a true virtuoso as will be heard in her widely varied programme this evening.
"I never see Jess Gillam without the time-honoured phrase “breath of fresh air” popping into my head. In an incredibly short time (she is only 21) the Cumbrian saxophonist has established herself not just as one of Britain’s most virtuosic instrumentalists, but also as an unstuffy, inspiring personality with the gift of the gab to sustain her own radio show (BBC Radio 3, Saturday lunchtimes) while building a dazzling concert career."