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Sam Sadigursky

Born: April 17, 1979    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Sam Sadigursky

”Subtlety and restraint, combined with power and purpose.” -Cadence Magazine, September 2000

Saxophonist, multi-reedist, and composer Sam Sadigursky has played and recorded with artists as diverse as Ray Brown and Brad Mehldau. He is the winner of the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award, the NFAA/IAJE Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship, and the John Coltrane Young Artist Award. Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, he performs in many top jazz and world music venues and has toured the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Japan. He has also played in the Monterey, JVC, Aspen, Ravinia, and CMJ festivals and is featured on saxophone and flute on the score to the film Seeing Other People, starring Jay Mohr and Julianne Nicholson...
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”Subtlety and restraint, combined with power and purpose.” -Cadence Magazine, September 2000

“[One] whose name and music you'll hear a lot of in the future.” - Richard Kamins, Hartford Courant

On “The Words Project” (New Amsterdam), his impressive new debut, the multireedist Sam Sadigursky sets contemporary poetry to plausible musical settings . - Nate Chinen, NY Times, 9/14/07

“that rare anomaly: a jazz-and-poetry record that sounds utterly natural and convincing” - Steve Smith, www.nightafternight.blog.com

“A wonderful surprise for a poetry translator to have one’s lines set to music. An ominous, solemn score with a piercing voice rising from disquiet. Makes you feel quite ill at ease, as good poetry should.” - Willem Groenewegan (poet, translator of Mark Boog’s “Water, Aspirin, You”)

“The core band is inventive, yet watertight, while Sadigursky thrills with his solo turn.” - Brad Walseth, jazzchicago.net

“Evocative poetry and lean melody lines” - Suzanne Lorge, All About Jazz, August 2007

“Entrancing... hypnotic.... The Words Project” is a musical world full of riches and you should partake in this feast.” - Richard Kamins, www.courant.com

“Vibrant and thought-provoking... Sadigursky has truly created one of the more fascinating records of recent years. His ambition is rewarded by a set of performances that is a brilliant effort from start to finish.” - Jay Collins, Cadence Magazine

“Profound... sublime...” - Jazzman Magazine (France)

Selected discography:

Sam Sadigursky - Words Project II - New Amsterdam Records - summer 2008 release

Sam Sadigursky - The Words Project- New Amsterdam Records (2007)

Pablo Mayor & Folklore Urbano - Corazon - Chonta Records (2008)

Rob Mosher - Storytime - self-released (Sept., 2008)

Andrea Tierra (feat. Edmar Castaneda) - Melodia Verde - Arpayvoz Records (2007)

Marvin Diz - Habla el Tambor - s/r - 2008

Pete Robbins - Hate, Laugh, Shimmy - Fresh Sound/New Talent (2008)

Robbers on High Street - Grand Animals - New Line Records (2007)

Julie Hardy - The Wish - World Culture Music (2007)

Coba - Cancion Mandala - Chonta Records (2006)

Pete Robbins - Waits and Measures - Playscape Recordings (2006)

Jason Rigby - Translucent Spaces - Fresh Sound/New Talent (2006)

Spirals - Sam Sadigursky/Jacob Sacks/Eivind Opsvik/Don Peretz - Unleaded Records (1999)

Eiji Kitamura - Jazz Party (feat. Ray Brown) - Jazz Cook (Japan, 1998)

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