Gemma is a freelance saxophonist & composer from the North West, UK. She plays soprano, alto & tenor Saxes and doubles on flute, clarinet & piano.
For the past 5 years Gemma has been travelling the world performing on luxury cruise liners.
She accompanies guest entertainers, leads big band dance sets and plays for production shows such as “Hairspray”, the Broadway Musical.
The most recent ship being the RCCL Oasis of the Seas (the largest ship in the world) where she was promoted to Musical Director.
Gemma’s qualifications are based in classical music, but she also plays other genres such as jazz, pop, funk, soul, rock ‘n’ roll & folk.
As a composer, Gemma has had the opportunity to collaborate with Seni Seneviratne, a poet for the Leeds Lieder+ project, and has had pieces performed by The Goldberg Ensemble, The London Sinfonietta, The Liverpool Philharmonic 10/10 Ensemble and was commissioned to write a piece for The Lancashire Sinfonietta after winning their Young Newcomer competition in 2007.
Gemma is involved with many educational projects, teaching music from beginners to advanced level; 1-1 lessons, small group workshops and ensemble coaching.
Her Multi-Saxophone Head-liner Show is fun, sexy, sophisticated and will have you dancing in the aisles!
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are/Uptown Funk
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing/ Whats Goin On/How Sweet It
Is To Be Loved By You
Alicia Keys/Jay Z – New York
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Lionel Richie – Easy
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me
Bonnie Raiit – I Can’t Make You Love Me
Elvis – I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Etta James – At Last
Ella Fitzgerald – Georgia
Louis Armstrong – Wonderful World
The Commitments – Mustang Sally
Klingande – Jubel
Bill Withers – Lean On Me
Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered/Isn’t She Lovely/I
Wish/Superstition/Knocks Me Off My Feet
David Guetta – Titanium
Sam And The Womp – Bom Bom
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Leona Lewis – Run
WestLife – You Raise Me Up
Eva Cassidy – Over The Rainbow
Shirley Bassey – Big Spender
The Beatles –Yesterday
Sting – Fields Of Gold
Sister Act – Oh Happy Day
Ben E King – Stand By Me
The Temptations – My Girl
Michael Buble – Beyond The Sea/Sway
Phil Collins – Against All Odds
Bryan Adams – Everything I Do