Faculty, Jazz Ensemble
Sam joined the USDAN faculty as Jazz Conductor in 2018. Previously Sam was a camper at USDAN in the late nineties while he was in high school. Sam’s soloist and sideman work includes over 20 studio recordings, performances on a global level and international critical acclaim garnering him recognition as one of the defining voices on the tenor saxophone today. In 2016, Sam received his Artist Diploma from the prestigious Juilliard School as the saxophonist in the A.D. Jazz Program. Now Sam enjoys bringing his experiences back to students at USDAN while creating a fun environment to learn and explore Jazz.