Sam Gill is a saxophonist & composer based in Sydney, whose music explores the intersections of composed and improvised music. He appears with his own groups Coursed Waters & Scattered, is a member of the composer-performer collectives Mind on Fire & Microfiche, and has duo projects with electric bassist Joseph Franklin and drummer Simon Barker.
Sam has performed with a number of Australia's most acclaimed improvisers including Chris Hale, Marc Hannaford, Andrea Keller, Steve Magnusson, Matt McMahon, Gian Slater, Clayton Thomas and Scott Tinkler. He has also worked with the Australian Art Orchestra and world-music ensemble Mara!
Performance highlights have included appearances at Copenhagen Jazz Festival, the Australian Art Orchestra’s Meeting Points Series, SIMA’s International Women’s Jazz Festival, the NOW now Festival, the Jazzgroove Association Featured Artist series, Converge Festival, and Wollongong’s Speak Satellite Festival.
Sam has appeared on numerous records as a leader/co-leader, including the Coursed Waters debut ‘Many Altered Returns’ (Earshift Music, 2019), Mind On Fire’s ‘The Process of Unbecoming’ (self-released, 2017) and Microfiche’s eponymous debut (self-released, 2016). He can also be heard on ‘Okay’ by the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra, released in early 2017 at the conclusion of the group's USA tour with guest guitarist James Muller and guest composer Florian Ross.