SAXOPHONIST Jess Gillam will return to her hometown with her ensemble this Christmas to perform at the Coronation Hall. 

She will be performing at the Ulverston venue on December 9 at 7.30pm. The billing promises 'festive favourites and music from Jess's classic number 1 albums'.

Previous Christmas music she has released includes an arrangement of Ryuichi Sakamoto's 'Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence,' her cover of Christmas classics 'Carol of the Bells' and 'Sleigh Ride.'

Ulverston-born Jess Gillam has become a major musical success since she became the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician and the youngest-ever soloist to perform at Last Night of the Proms. 

Jess attended the Royal Northern College of Music while still at secondary school, and has since then gone on to become the youngest-ever presenter on Radio 3 and the first saxophonist to be signed to Decca Classics. Her weekly show on BBC Radio 3 is called 'This Classical Life.'

She was given an MBE for the 2021 Birthday Honours because of her services to music. She also received a Classic BRIT award and her debut album, 2019's Rise,  was named in The Times Top 100 Albums of the Year. Her performance with Manchester Camerata celebrated their 50th birthday year. 

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In 2020, she released another album called Time. 

For her two other Ulverston concerts this year, she performed with chamber orchestra Manchester Camerata in May, and guitarist MILOŠ in June.

She played at the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado in August this year, and helped present the BBC Proms. 

The musician even appeared alongside comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan on their TV show Rob & Romesh vs. 

In the fourth episode of the fifth series, Rob and Romesh were on a mission to become classical music maestros joining the world-famous London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jess was tasked with giving Rob and Romesh a crash course in classical music ahead of their performance with the orchestra. 

To buy tickets for the event visit The Coro website. Standard prices are £21 and Under-18s are £11.