Chatting with Jess Gillam - saxophonist, presenter and all round musical star

Watford Jazz Junction by Chris Newstead

Episode notes

This week we're in conversation with Jess Gillam MBE, presenter of the This Classical Life Podcast as well as being a hugely talented saxophonist and awesome performer.

We chat about all sorts including her musical pathways into professional life, her influences, and her reflections on the importance of music for mental wellbeing.

Oh, and we discuss the critical issues of Marmite or marmalade, greatest Abba songs, and cope with the jaw dropping revelation of which instrument Jess would drop from a symphony orchestra...

Jess's album recommendations include:

Blackstar by David Bowie (2016) released on Columbia/Sony.

What's Going On by Marvin Gaye (1971) released on Tamla

Dummy by Portishead (1994) released on Go! Beat


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