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. As a composer, he has been commissioned by vocal groups, film directors, and has collaborated with modern dance choreographers in live performance of their works. He can often be heard with the Mingus Orchestra, Gabe Kahane, Lucia Pulido, Edmar Castaneda, Folklore Urbano, La Cumbiamba e Neye, and others. In 2007, a collection of his vocal compositions based on poetry, entitled The Words Project, was released to critical acclaim on New Amsterdam Records, hailed as “an impressive debut” by the New York Times and given a four star review in Time Out New York. Noted music critic Steve Smith called it “that rare anomaly: a jazz-and- poetry record that sounds utterly natural and convincing” and later named it one of the top ten releases of the year in Time Out New York

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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

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Discography

Follow The Stick

Follow The Stick

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
2016

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Follow The Stick

Follow The Stick

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
2015

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Words Project III Miniatures

Words Project III...

New Amsterdam Records
2010

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Words Project II

Words Project II

New Amsterdam Records
2008

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The Words Project

The Words Project

New Amsterdam Records
2008

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Sam Sadigursky: The Words Project

Sam Sadigursky: The...

New Amsterdam Records
2007

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