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.

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,Theingus Orchestra, Pablo Mayor’s Folklore Urbano, La Cumbiamba eNeYe, and grammy-nominated Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.

As a composer, he has written for film and modern dance and has also published three books of original etudes for clarinet and saxophone. He is the recipient of numerous grants from organizations such as Chamber Music America and the Jerome Foundation, appears on over twenty albums as a sideman, and has performed at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Newport Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Winter JazzFest (NYC), Moers Festival (Germany), BMW Jazz Festival (Brazil), Jazz al Parque (Bogota, Colombia), and Wangaratta Jazz Festival (Australia).