Jess Gillam and James Baillieu
SJE Arts Next Generation Series
Jess Gillam, saxophone
James Baillieu, piano
Francis Poulenc Oboe Sonata
Ayanna Witter-Johnson Lumina
Barbara Thompson The Unseen Way
Georg Philip Telemann Sonata in F minor: TWV 41f1
Meredith Monk Early Morning Melody
Philip Glass Melody No.10
Luke Howard Dappled Light
John Harle RANT!
Chilly Gonzales Overnight
Kurt Weill Je ne t’aime pas
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du Tango (first three movements)
Jess Gillam is electrifying 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 her last appearance at SJE Arts, Jess 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.
‘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.