Jess Gillam (saxophone), Sam Becker (double bass) & Leif Kaner-Lidström (piano)

Jess Gillam (saxophone), Sam Becker (double bass) & Leif Kaner-Lidström (piano)

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 8.00pm

Trailblazing superstar saxophonist Jess Gillam makes her Irish debut with a fabulously eclectic programme that takes us on a journey of musical discovery from Bach to Bowie!

Jess Gillam has been forging her own adventurous path since she shot to fame becoming the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician and the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms.

Animating the music world with her outstanding talent, electrifying performances and infectiously enthusiastic personality, Jess is passionate about inspiring and bringing joy to people through music. As well as performing around the world, Jess is a presenter on TV and Radio. She became the youngest ever presenter for BBC Radio 3 with the launch of her own weekly show, This Classical Life, and is the first ever saxophonist to be signed exclusively to Decca Classics. Both of her albums reached No. 1 in the UK Classical Music Charts.

For her Irish debut at WWF, Jess will be joined by double bassist Sam Becker and pianist Leif Kaner-Lidström for a programme that brilliantly blends music from the 18th century right up to the present day.

Chilly Gonzales Overnight
Kurt Weill Je ne t’aime pas
Poulenc Sonata for Oboe and Piano, FP185
Thompson The Unseen Way
Telemann Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1
Milhaud Scaramouche, Op. 165b
Meredith Monk Early Morning Melody
Philip Glass Melody for Saxophone No. 10
Luke Howard Dappled Light
David Bowie Where Are We Now?
Tessa Lark and Edgar Meyer Concert Duo for Bass and Violin
JS Bach 3rd Movement from Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016
John Harle Archangel

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