Bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary music, while incorporating some ideas of his own, Sam Dimov brings a truly eclectic form of trombone playing to Austin. From the start of his musical career in Philadelphia, his drive and passion for music have allowed for him to play with a wide variety of ensembles across the country. As the leader of the Sam Dimov Trio and Sam Dimov Quintet, a member of Hepner's Rebellion and various ensembles within the 287th Army Band, while working as a sideman with numerous other ensembles and productions, Sam has been able to develop a firm grasp on versatility and adaptability in today’s music industry.
Having started playing trombone at the age of 9, Sam instantly discovered a strong love for the instrument. While still in high school, Sam joined the 287th Army Band in Wilmington, Delaware - his first professional gig. It was during his training at the Army School of Music, under the instruction of Phil Bleinberger that his love for jazz and commercial music was solidified. Throughout his already decade-long career with the army band, Sam has played in and led NOLA-style brass bands, jazz combos, big bands, brass quintets and ensembles, commercial bands, concert bands, and ceremonial marching bands. Sam’s time spent with the army band has helped him develop and build on fundamentals of performing, which he uses today to tell a powerful, captivating story every time he picks up the horn.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from Temple University, where he studied with numerous jazz legends such as Mark Patterson, Luis Bonilla, Tim Warfield, Ben Schachter, Terell Stafford, and John Swana. His time in Philadelphia has also afforded him the opportunity to play alongside numerous acts and artists, including Larry McKenna, Pizzle and the Sizzle Sisters, and Swift Technique, to name a few. Sam has also been a full-time member of Philadelphia's legendary, award-winning wedding band, Jellyroll. It was through these experiences that Sam learned to be adventurous with his music, and to nurture his insightful ability to articulate his music in the imaginative, vibrant, unique styles enjoyed by his audiences everywhere. Sam is currently pursuing his Master of Music in Jazz Performance at the University of Texas at Austin.