Summer at Snape kicks off with the trailblazing saxophonist Jess Gillam and her ensemble.

Jess Gillam’s effervescent energy and stunning playing is the perfect opening to our summer programme. Alongside her sparkling performance career, she is also the host of This Classical Life on BBC Radio 3 and her debut album RISE reached No.1 in the UK Classical chart. The show premieres new material.

Will Gregory:
Orbit (4’)
C.P.E. Bach (arr. Simon Parkin):
Allegro Assai from Flute Concerto in A minor (9’)
Ayanna Witter-Johnson:
Lumina (4’)
Barbara Thompson:
The Unseen Way (4’)
Kurt Weill:
Je ne t’aime pas (4’)
Venus as a Boy (4’)
Astor Piazzolla (arr. Simon Parkin):
‘Night Club, 1960’ from Histoire du Tango (6’)
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Simon Parkin):
Suite from West Side Story (8’)
Claude Debussy (arr. Simon Parkin):
Clair de Lune (5’)
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen (arr. Simon Parkin):
Shine You No More (3’)
Michael Nyman:
If (4’)
James Blake:
Retrograde (4’)
John Harle (arr. John Harle & Simon Parkin):
Briggflatts (20’)

Jess Gillam saxophone
Jess Gillam Ensemble

Gillam is the real thing, deserving real attention”


Photograph Robin Clewley

Listen to Jess Gillam perform: