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Sam Dillon Quartet
Birdland Theater
Thu, Nov 2 Doors: 7:00 pm | Shows: 8:30 pm


Native New Yorker, saxophonist, composer and teacher, Sam Dillon has established
himself as one of the most in demand musicians of his generation. Sam’s prolific soloist and sideman work includes over 40 studio recordings, performances on a global level and international critical acclaim garnering him recognition as one of the defining voices on tenor saxophone today.
In addition to Sam’s work with The Jimmy Heath Big Band, Mingus Big Band, Slide
Hampton Octet, The 8BitBigBand, The Steven Feifke Big Band, The Birdland Big Big
and many others, Sam regularly leads his own quartet and has 4 albums out as a
leader/co-leader to date. In 2016 Sam was awarded the Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School granting him his third degree in music performance including a masters degree from SUNY Purchase College in 2009. In 2013, Sam was selected as one of 13 semi-finalists in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition where he performed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.
Sam is very proud to be the director of the jazz program at USDAN Summer Camp For The Arts where he has acted as both a teacher and administrator for the past 5 years. Sam is an endorsing artist for Yamaha Saxophones and D’Addario Reeds.
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