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Label news: Decca has first sax

May 10, 2018 by norman lebrecht

3 comments.


From a press release:

Jess Gillam, 19, has signed an exclusive recording deal with Decca Classics – becoming the first saxophone player to join the historic label. She will enter the recording studio for Decca for the first time later this year.

Hailing from Ulverston in Cumbria, Jess first caught the public eye during BBC Young Musician 2016 when, at the age of 17, she was the first saxophonist to reach the final of the competition – wowing audiences with her performance of Michael Nyman’s Where the Bee Dances.

photo: Dominic Nichols


Comments (3)

  1. YujaFan says:

    This is excellent news – and superb for Jess – she is a breath of fresh air and a great ambassador for the sax. Looking forward to hearing what will be hopefully the first of many recordings.

  2. Ellingtonia says:

    What a wonderfully talented young lady………..a long career ahead in various genres of music.

  3. Elizabeth Owen says:

    I think that she will be playing at the last night of the Proms.


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