Jess Smales – Alto Sax

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Growing up with music as an important part of her life, Jess has dedicated a lot of her time to it throughout the years which has been reflected in many of her choices along the way.
This journey has ultimately led to Jess studying for her BA (Hons) in Music at the University of Hull which she will be finishing later on this year.  Following on from this, Jess is looking forward to being able to continue her studies at the University of Sheffield to gain an MA in Psychology of Music.

Jess’s first study is the clarinet, which she has been playing since she was just 7 years old. She is also proficient in saxophone and flute, both of which she taught herself in order to enhance her experience during a work placement at the Doncaster Music Service in her later school years.

Her ensemble experience is extensive and ranges from quartet work to soul bands to concert bands; a few notable groups she performs regularly with are: the Yorkshire Wind Orchestra, the Hull University Big Band, and Side Keys & Co.  On top of this she has enjoyed parts in many pit orchestras for popular musicals such as Sweet Charity, Guys and Dolls and Grease which were aided by her musical versatility.8b

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