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Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest every week to swap tracks and share the music they love.

Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest every week to swap tracks and share the music they love.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by a musical guest every week to swap tracks and share the music they love.

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English


Episodes

Jess Gillam with... Cecilia Bignall

9/7/2019
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Jess and Cecilia swap some of their favourite music, including the epic Dies Irae from Verdi's Requiem, fight scenes from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, folk tunes by Sulkhan Tsintsadze, and tracks by Mica Levi and Nino Rota. This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Duration:00:29:15

Jess Gillam with... Callum Smart

8/31/2019
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Violinist Callum Smart plays Jess some classic Michael Brecker, and Jess introduces Callum to piano music by Missy Mazzoli, plus Punch Brothers playing Bach and vintage Jascha Heifetz playing Richard Strauss. This Classical Life is also available as a podcast on BBC Sounds.

Duration:00:29:32

Jess Gillam with... Martin James Bartlett

7/13/2019
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Jess Gillam is joined by the pianist Martin James Bartlett, a former winner of BBC Young Musician who has just released his debut album 'Love and Death'. They share music from the explosive overture to Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila to contemplative Peter Gabriel, a classic recording of Tchaikovsky's 4th symphony and Max Richter. From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018...

Duration:00:29:43

Jess Gillam with... Lauren Fagan

7/6/2019
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Jess Gillam is joined by the soprano Lauren Fagan, a recent graduate of the Royal Opera's Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. They chat about the music they love, from Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man, to Queen and John Adams, and Barbara Bonney singing Schubert From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTAs, Jess is one of today’s most...

Duration:00:29:22

Jess Gillam with... Heloise Werner

6/29/2019
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Jess Gillam is joined by the singer and composer Heloise Werner, a member of the young new music ensemble, The Hermes Experiment. Their music includes Shostakovich's Festive Oveture and Strauss' epic tone poem Also Sprach Zarathustra, plus tracks by Meredith Monk and Graham Fitkin. From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of...

Duration:00:29:35

Jess Gillam with Lucy Armstrong

6/22/2019
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Jess Gillam is joined by composer Lucy Armstrong to swap tracks and share the music they love. From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across...

Duration:00:28:54

Jess Gillam with... Jonathon Heyward

6/15/2019
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Saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by the conductor Jonathon Heyward to swap tracks and share the music they love. From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical...

Duration:00:28:56

Jess Gillam with Martynas Levickis

6/8/2019
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Jess Gillam is joined by accordionist Martynas Levickis to swap tracks and share the music they love. From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries...

Duration:00:28:47

Jess Gillam with... Stephanie Childress

6/1/2019
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Jess Gillam is joined by the conductor and violinist Stephanie Childress, who has been described as a 'seriously exciting (and unnervingly young) talent'. Their musical choices take us from Poulenc to Rachmaninov via the Beach Boys and a Doris Day classic. From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and...

Duration:00:28:45

Jess Gillam with Lloyd Coleman

5/25/2019
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Jess Gillam is joined by composer and clarinettist Lloyd Coleman to swap tracks and share the music they love. From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical...

Duration:00:28:56

Jess Gillam... with Adam Szabo

5/18/2019
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Jess Gillam is joined by Adam Szabo, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Manchester Collective, to swap tracks and share the music they love. From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to...

Duration:00:28:55

Jess Gillam with... Amy Harman

5/11/2019
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Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the bassoonist Amy Harman, principal bassoon with Aurora Orchestra and English National Opera. Their music ranges from Bernstein's Candide Overture to music by Handel and Vivaldi, some classic Miles Davis and new music by Caroline Shaw. From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of...

Duration:00:28:45

Jess Gillam with... Segun Akinola

5/4/2019
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Doctor Who composer Segun Akinola is in the hot seat, kicking off with the track that awoke his lifelong passion for music. Also in this ep: Jess and Segun talk “dad music”, breaking down barriers in genre and why Live and Let Die is the funnest Bond theme song of all time. This Classical Life is a show and podcast from BBC Radio 3. Every episode, saxophonist Jess Gillam is joined by a special guest to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of styles and genres....

Duration:00:29:19

Jess Gillam with... Isata Kanneh-Mason

4/27/2019
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Jess Gillam presents her new show, with pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, and their musical choices include a Brahms intermezzo, film music by Michael Nyman, symphonies by Beethoven and Walton, and tracks by Beyoncé and Radiohead. From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical...

Duration:00:28:45

Jess Gillam with... Sam Becker

4/20/2019
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Jess Gillam presents her new show, with the double and electric bass player Sam Becker, who co-presented the BBC Young Musician podcast with Jess in 2018. The tracks they share with each other range from Debussy's Sarabande to David Bowie's Heroes, and from Dowland's Flow my teares to serpentwithfeet's take on Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the...

Duration:00:28:45

Jess Gillam with... Belle Chen

4/13/2019
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Jess Gillam presents her new show, with pianist and sound artist Belle Chen. From her musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess is one of today’s most engaging and charismatic classical performers. Each week on This Classical Life, Jess will be joined by young musicians to swap tracks and share musical discoveries across a wide range of...

Duration:00:28:45

Jess Gillam with... Ollie Howell

4/6/2019
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Saxophonist Jess Gillam meets the dynamic young drummer and television composer Ollie Howell, and their eclectic choices include Dvorak’s New World Symphony, a film score by Quincy Jones, a mesmerising piano miniature by Nadia Boulanger, and some classic Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. From musical beginnings in a carnival band, to being the first ever saxophone finalist in BBC Young Musician, and appearances at the Last Night of the Proms in 2018 and at this year’s BAFTA awards, Jess...

Duration:00:28:44

Welcome to This Classical Life

4/1/2019
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Jess Gillam and friends share tracks for a new generation of music lovers.

Duration:00:02:45