Sam Gill is a saxophonist, improviser & composer based in Sydney, Australia. He leads the 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. In 2020, Sam was nominated for the Freedman Jazz Fellowship.
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, with releases on the labels Creative Sources, Earshift Music and his own label Radial Sounds. As a band-member, he can be heard on Okay (2017) by the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra, and From The Depths (2020) by Sideband.