1:45pm - 2:15pm, Saturday 28 July, 2018
SOLO RECITAL - JENNI WATSON (UK)
Jenni Watson is a Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger & Multi-Instrumentalist.
Bringing her predominantly Classical music background together with a love of all music, and having a dislike of "pigeon-holing", she pushes genre boundaries and is popular for composing in an aesthetic and accessible style.
Her debut album Reflections (2009) performing on S/A/T saxophones with strings & piano, launched her composition career & commission-based work - it was reportedly the first occasion in the Royal Northern College of Music's history that an entire recital was composed by the performer.
Her skills and experience across these instruments inform her fresh writing style, currently drawing on a wide range of stylistic influences - Classical, Jazz, Funk, Folk and Screen Music.
Studying with Rob Buckland & Andy Scott at the Royal Northern College of Music 2004-2009, she gained a 1st Class BMus Hons & MMus with Distinction, achieving final recital marks within the highest of the college's Woodwind Department history, at 94% & 95% respectively.
She is the Module Leader for Arranging at BIMM London & lectures on the BA & Diploma courses, as well as composing and performing freelance alongside her own creative projects.