Bachelor of Music (Jazz Performance)
Sam Gill is a saxophonist & composer based in Sydney. His music explores the intersections of composed and improvised music, appearing in his own groups Coursed Waters & Scattered as well as the collectives Mind on Fire & Microfiche. He has also played with a number of Australia’s most acclaimed improvisers including Simon Barker and Chris Hale, as well as world-music ensemble Mara!
Coursed Waters & Scattered have performed at many Sydney venues through curated series such as the Jazzgroove Resident Artist series, Colbourne Avenue, Annandale Creative Arts Centre, Converge festival, and the NOW now Series. Coursed Waters has also appeared at Uptown Jazz Cafe and Lebowski’s in Melbourne. Microfiche were featured in the program of SIMA’s 2016 International Women’s Jazz Festival as well as the 2017 Speak Satellite Festival in Wollongong.
Sam has appeared on numerous records, including Mind on Fire’s debut recording The Process of Unbecoming, self-released in December 2017, as well as Microfiche’s self-titled 2016 debut. The Sam Gill Quartet’s 2013 repertoire was documented in a recording entitled No Give, released in early 2014. He can also be heard on Okay by the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra, released in early 2017 and recorded at Systems Two studio (NYC) at the conclusion of the group’s USA tour with guest guitarist James Muller and guest composer Florian Ross.
These details were last updated on July 1, 2018