All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Sam Sadigursky

Sam Sadigursky Sam Sadigursky

Since moving to New York in 2002, Sam Sadigursky continues to make a mark as both a leader and sideman across a broad spectrum of musical landscapes. His series of four albums of original music based on poetry and text for New Amsterdam Records, entitled The Words Project, have been acclaimed internationally. Noted music critic Steve Smith called them “compelling and touchingly intimate… that rare anomaly: a jazz-and-poetry record that sounds utterly natural and convincing“ and went on to name Sadigursky’s debut album as one of Time Out New York’s top ten albums of 2007, and the New York Times has called them ”gracefully high-minded explorations of poetic form.” Following the 2015 release of his latest album, Follow the Stick, he was named a rising star on clarinet in the Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll, on which he has continued to appear annually.

Sam has toured and recorded as a saxophonist and clarinetist with artists as diverse as Brad Mehldau, Lucia Pulido, Gabriel Kahane, Tom Jones, Edmar Castaneda, Linda Oh, The Mingus Orchestra, Rufus Reid, Jamie Baum Septet+, David Yazbek, Ljova, Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano, La Cumbiamba eNeYe, and has been nominated for three Grammy awards for his work with Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.

As a composer, he has written for film and modern dance and has also published four books of original etudes for clarinet and saxophone. He is the recipient of numerous grants from organizations such as Chamber Music America, ASCAP and the Jerome Foundation.

Read more

Tags

Radio
Album Review
Take Five With...
Extended Analysis
Megaphone
Read more articles
”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

Read more

Photos

Albums

Album Follow The Stick by Sam Sadigursky

Follow The Stick

Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
2016

buy
Album Words Project III Miniatures by Sam Sadigursky

Words Project III...

New Amsterdam Records
2010

buy
Album The Words Project by Sam Sadigursky

The Words Project

New Amsterdam Records
2008

buy
Album Words Project II by Sam Sadigursky

Words Project II

New Amsterdam Records
2008

buy

Watch

Similar

Shop Amazon

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.