Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)
Sam Gill is a saxophonist, composer & bandleader currently based in Sydney. His work explores the intersections between improvised and composed music, establishing a number of projects examining this space including Sam Gill Quartet & Scattered, as well as a growing body of solo saxophone works.
Sam was featured as the Resident Artist during Jazzgroove’s 2015 August-September program, playing sets with Scattered and in duo with drummer Simon Barker. Jazzgroove’s presentation of the 2015 Converge Festival in October also included a group assembled by Sam for the festival, and in previous years Sam Gill Quartet played during programs presented at 107 Projects and Foundry616.
Sam plays with a number of co-operative groups including Microfiche, Dulcamara and The Splinter Orchestra, appearing at a number of curated series in Sydney including the NOWnow Festival (2015-16), MAASive Lates Festival (2015) and TJ (2015). He was also a member of a large ensemble assembled by Clayton Thomas to perform John Coltrane’s work Ascension at 107 Projects in 2015.
Since 2014, Sam has become a regular performer and featured composer with the collective Sideband. Several of Sam’s quartet and solo works have been featured in the collective’s programs, as well as performing works by composers Tristan Coehlo, Elizabeth Younan and Brad Gill.
These details were last updated on August 10, 2016