Devon born musician Fliss Gorst graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2007. After performing on cruise ships Fliss moved to London in 2011 and has since become a regular on the city’s music scene. She enjoys success as a saxophonist, band leader, composer, arranger and teacher. Fliss leads her own band, popular swing outfit 'The Fliss Gorst Band'. The band's debut album 'The Place For Me' reached number 6 in the iTunes jazz chart in March 2018 alongside a sell out launch at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street. FGB have held a residency at Poppies of Camden since 2013 and have performed on the main stage at Ronnie Scott’s as well as countless other venues across the country.
Renowned for her big tenor saxophone sound and ‘gorgeous phrases’ (London jazz news) Fliss is greatly inspired by tenor sax greats Ben Webster, Lester Young, Dexter Gordon and Stan Getz. Her jazz ensemble ‘The Fliss Gorst Quartet’, described as ‘sensational’ (Lord Sebastian Coe), perform regularly across London and the UK.
Fliss is proud to be a Vandoren Artist and has hosted Vando Jam Sessions at both The Spice Of Life Soho and The Royal Northern College Of Music.
She was thrilled to join the Father John Misty Band for their headline performance on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury 2017 and further UK tour dates throughout 2017/18/19. Fliss also joined the British Paraorchestra to perform Charles Hazlewood's 'Tones Drones & Semitones' at both Queen Elizabeth and Bridgewater Halls in Autumn 2019. Fliss can be seen playing with ‘The Fabulous Lounge Swingers’, and as Musical Director for ‘A Tribute to Amy’, a popular Amy Winehouse tribute show currently touring the UK.
Fliss also scored the show ‘Celebrating Bond’ featuring James Bond themes from past and present. The show’s debut performance sold out
The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square and continues to tour.
Fliss also enjoys teaching for Guildhall Young Artists, working with young people in Islington.
Keep up to date and check out her gigs page for news of forthcoming performances.
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