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 Philadelphia. While he is still young, 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, a member of the 287th Army Band, Hepner's Rebellion, Pizzle & The Sizzle Sisters, while working as a sideman with numerous other ensembles, 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 career with the army band, Sam has played in and led 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 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, Dick Oatts, 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, Joanna Pascale, Jellyroll, and Swift Technique, to name a few. 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.