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Jess Gillam becomes youngest ever saxophonist to reach top spot on UK 'classical album charts' / The Irish News

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On the classical album charts, Jess Gillam, 20, has become the youngest ever saxophonist to reach the top spot with her album Rise. She said: "If someone had told me – when I first picked up a saxophone in the Barracudas Carnival Band in Barrow-on-Furness – that I would get a classical number one for my first album release, I wouldn't have believed them in a million years! It has been so exciting to record my debut with the team at Decca Classics, and special thanks to the producer John Harle, BBC Concert Orchestra and Milos for being a part of Rise. Music has been such an important part of my life and the tracks included on the album are very personal to me, so it's overwhelming that there has been such an amazing response to it so far."

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