An Evening with Decca: The Supreme Record Company 1929-2019

Isata Kanneh-Mason  (left) and Jess Gillam (right)

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A celebration of the label, with guests including Jess Gillam and Isata Kanneh-Mason

Decca Records is one of the most beloved record labels in the UK. To celebrate its 90th anniversary and the publication of a book celebrating its legacy, we explore its history through presentation, conversation and archive.

Authors, and the editors of Decca; The Supreme Record Label, Darren Henley (former Managing Director of Classic FM) and Daryl Easlea (Curator of Decca 90) take you through the label’s musical highs in pop, classical and easy over the past nine decades.

Followed by panel with musicians and industry experts – including ground-breaking artists Jess Gillam, Isata Kanneh-Mason, Rebecca Allen (President of Decca)and Dr. Alexander Buhr, MD of Decca Classics – looking at Decca’s illustrious classical past and asking if ‘classical’ has always been the true pop music of its day?

Jess Gillam is an award winning saxophonist. In 2016, she made history as the first ever saxophonist to reach the Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year.

Isata Kanneh-Mason competed in the final of the piano category at the 2014 BBC Young Musician competition. This season, she will perform at the Cheltenham Music Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, and her debut recital at New York’s Carnegie Hall with younger brother Sheku.

Image: Jess Gillam by Robin Clewley


Name: An Evening with Decca: The Supreme Record Company 1929-2019
Where: Knowledge Centre
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