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Barbican Sessions: Jess Gillam

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8 Apr 2021

In an empty Level G foyer, saxophonist Jess Gillam performs the world premiere of her ECHO Rising Stars commission: Edmund Finnis's A Spiral Ascending, before she's joined by pianist Leif Kaner-Lidström and double bassist Sam Becker for Kurt Weill's Je ne t'aime pas and Astor Piazzolla's 'Nightclub 1960' from Histoire du Tango.

As a 2019-20 ECHO Rising Star, Jess Gillam was due to perform here in November 2020, and we're glad we've had this opportunity to share some of Jess's performance.

This Barbican Session was supported by Classical Futures Europe. Classical Futures Europe supports the promotion of emerging talent, new approaches to concert presentation and the development of new audiences and community participation in classical music, is managed by the European Concert Hall Organisation and is co-funded by the Creative Programme of the European Union.

'Nightclub 1960' © Editions Henry Lemoine, All Rights Reserved, Used by Permission.

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