Symphonic Jazz – with Jess Gillam: EFG London Jazz Festival


Americana. Jazz. Celebration.

Thu 17 Nov 2022 7.00pm - 9.00pm
Barbican Hall, London

Carlos Simon This Land
John Adams Saxophone Concerto
Leonard Bernstein Divertimento for Orchestra
George Gershwin An American in Paris

Gianandrea Noseda conductor
Jess Gillam saxophone
London Symphony Orchestra

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Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

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Part of the Music Academy of the West/ London Symphony Orchestra partnership. The lead sponsors of the partnership are Linda and Michael Keston and Mary Lynn and Warren Staley. Additional support has been provided in remembrance of Léni Fé Bland.

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Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change.

Gianandrea Noseda conducts, and sax star Jess Gillam takes the spotlight as the LSO goes to the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Imagine the fun when a whole orchestra begins to swing! It could be George Gershwin, singing a smoky blues in 1920s Paris. Leonard Bernstein, cutting loose at the head of an all-American marching band. Carlos Simon, reimagining the voices that history excluded. Or Britain’s own star of the classical sax, Jess Gillam, with a sumptuous salute to the giants of 20th-century jazz. Yes, the EFG London Jazz Festival is in town, and tonight the LSO is going to the party.

Jess Gillam hit the headlines when she became the first saxophone player ever to make the finals of BBC Young Musician. A born communicator, she’s sure to strike sparks off the LSO’s charismatic Principal Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda.

‘Life is a lot like jazz – it’s best when you improvise.’
~George Gershwin

Your Visit

Standard seating is being used for this concert. We encourage audience members to bring and wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.


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