Devon born musician Fliss Gorst graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire and moved to London in 2011. She 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 performed at numerous events across the country and have held a residency at Poppies of Camden since 2013. They've hosted many nights Upstairs @ Ronnie Scott's, as well as downstairs on the main stage at this prestigious jazz venue.
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.
Fliss is proud to be a Vandoren Artist and has hosted Vando Jazz Jam Sessions at both The Spice Of Life Soho and The Royal Northern College Of Music.
Fliss 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 Paraorchestra to perform Charles Hazlewood's 'Tones Drones & Semitones' at both Queen Elizabeth and Bridgewater Halls in Autumn 2019 and 'Smoosh!' which premiered in Bristol in 2021.
Fliss is Musical Director for ‘A Tribute to Amy’, a popular Amy Winehouse tribute show touring UK theatres through 2022..
She can be seen playing regularly with The London Street Band and The Fabulous Lounge Swingers. Fliss also scored the show
'Celebrating Bond’ featuring James Bond themes from past and present.
In early 2020 Fliss released series one of 'Journeys In Jazz', a podcast in which Fliss interviews musicians in and around her community discussing why jazz is still popular. Warmly received and featured on BBC Devon series 2 is now available.
Fliss enjoys teaching for Guildhall Young Artists, working with young people in London. Find out more about her education work HERE.
Keep up to date and check out her gigs page for news of forthcoming performances.
If you'd like to get in touch with Fliss contact her here.