Jess Gillam with special guests from Awards for Young Musicians

Jess Gillam with special guests from Awards for Young Musicians

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Hallé St Peter's

40 Blossom Street


M4 6BF

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Jess Gillam and special guests Awards for Young Musicians

About this event

Doors: 18.15 pm

Performance: 19.00 pm

General admission: £20

Student tickets: £5

We can provide personal assistance tickets for customers who would otherwise be unable to attend the event. We would ask that you contact us in advance at and we will deal with your request. Scroll further for more information on accessibility.

About this event

On Tuesday 6 September 2022 acclaimed saxophonist Jess Gillam will take to the Halle St. Peter's stage for an eclectic evening in support of Awards for Young Musicians (AYM). The music charity supports talented young people from low-income families, helping them overcome financial and social obstacles. Jess will be joined by some brilliantly talented young musicians on AYM’s Awards programme. Jess is an AYM Patron and Alumna herself and we're thrilled that she’s headlining what’s sure to be a special evening. 

About Jess Gillam

Hailing from Ulverston in Cumbria, Jess Gillam is animating the music world with her outstanding talent and infectious personality. She has been forging her own adventurous path since she shot to fame becoming the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician and the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. Passionate about inspiring and bringing joy to people through music, Jess invites audiences on journeys of musical discovery through her electrifying performances and exciting programming. 

As well as performing around the world, Jess is a presenter on TV and Radio.

“By some way the sparkiest new kid on the classical music block” - The Times

“A true inspiration…she frankly rocks” - Huffington Post

About Awards for Young Musicians

Musical talent is everywhere but opportunity isn’t: family finances and other obstacles too often get in the way. AYM is here to change this is two key ways. By:

• Supporting young musicians from low income families, with funding and other help

• Supporting music education through training, advocacy and research.

This combination creates real impact. See our website for more:

Jess Gillam and AYM

AYM supported Jess from the ages of 13 to 17, helping with the cost of her Saturday studies at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and enabling her to access a host of musical opportunities, including performing at prestigious venues on the charity’s behalf.

In 2016, at the age of 17, Jess made history as the first saxophonist to win the Woodwind Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year. She then reached the Grand Final at London’s Barbican Hall, and performed Michael Nyman’s “Where the Bee Dances” with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, to widespread critical acclaim. This year she made her BBC Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall, where she performed as a soloist with both the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. In 2021 Jess was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for Services to Music

In 2017 became a Patron of AYM. She joins a team of star studded patrons including AYM alumnus Duncan Ward, Dame Evelyn Glennie CH DBE, Thomas Gould, Tasmin Little, Milos Karadaglic, Paul Lewis CBE, Shabaka Hutchings, Julian Lloyd Webber, Ksenija Sidorova and Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE.

"AYM gave me opportunities to perform to fantastic audiences, work with some of the best musicians in the industry and build a network of musical friends around the country. AYM’s practical support and their belief in me throughout my teenage years was invaluable and I would have struggled to get to where I am without it. Music has the power to transform lives and AYM recognise that. As an Alumna of AYM’s Awards programme I am delighted to now be giving something back by being a mentor on their Talent to Talent peer mentoring programme and in my new role as an AYM Patron." Jess Gillam

Accessibility information

Every attempt has been made to make Hallé St Peter’s as accessible as possible however certain aspects of the original Grade II listed building make it difficult to make everything fully accessible with both the fire exits to Hood Street and the fire escape to Blossom Street having small steps to street level. Temporary Ramps or staff assistance can be provided to ensure easy access/egress.

Access at Hallé St Peter’s reception is on the Ground Floor via Cutting Room Square. A ramp with a shallow incline provides access for wheelchair-users. If you have any special access requirements please let us know in advance.

Hallé St Peter’s has three floors (Basement, Ground Floor, First Floor). Each floor has level access and can be accessed via staircase or a wheelchair accessible passenger lift. Seating Non-fixed cushioned seating is available throughout.

There is a unisex accessible toilet on each floor.

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