Rob Dixon, saxophonist, joined us today to play, “Millions,” a song off his new album. He’s apart of the Rob Dixon Trio, and they perform regularly at the Jazz Kitchen
The Indianapolis Jazz Collective is an all-star group of Indy’s best and exists to present special guest soloists and notable jazz luminaries. The Collective is led by Indy Jazz Fest Artistic Director and saxophonist Rob Dixon.
Rob Dixon & his groove oriented band Triology are of Indy’s best in the funk, groove and jam band scene expect a soulful night of killer originals and groovin’ classics.
The music of Rob Dixon is both respectful of tradition and free with expression and truly shows the musical diversity that is within Rob’s creativity.
After matriculating from Hampton University and Indiana University’s School of Music, Rob moved to the top of the music world in New York City working with legendary and popular artists such as the Count Basie Band, Tony Bennett, The Ellington Band, Slide Hampton, Dakota Stanton, The Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Rufus Reid, Akira Tana, Jonah Jones as well as Bill Lee (composer and father of Spike Lee), Weldon Irving, Producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad (DJ of Tribe called Quest) and The Skatalites, Returning to Indianapolis in 2003, Dixon has continued to work with internationally renowned artists such as pianist Steve Allee, drummer Steve Houghton, The Buselli Wallarab Jazz orchestra, The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks, drummer Mike Clark, the headhunters, Guitarist Dave Stryker and 7 string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter.
For more from Rob, visit his Instagram: @RobDixonSax.
Jared Thompson, Indy-based jazz saxophonist and composer, re-imagined and expanded the existing Premium Blend catalogue to create the soundtrack for the mini-documentary, 38th and Postmodernism, an insightful presentation that speaks to the myriad of issues that has made 2020 so polarizing. Patty Spitler, host of the upcoming show, Reel TV introduced us to him today.
Jared was also a part of an award-winning 2016 Heartland Film Indy Shorts documentary. There, he discussed how he began playing the saxophone, his involvement in mini-documentaries and his desire to balance film and music.
See his full story and interview with Patty airing on Reel Life TV presented by Heartland Film, Sunday at 11 a.m. on WNDY-TV 23.
Heartland Film President Craig Prater, Manny the Movie Guy and WISH-TV contributor Patty Spitler showcase new movies, introduce viewers to up-and-coming filmmakers and celebrate the creative arts every Sunday at 11 a.m. on MyINDY-TV 23 and at ReelLife.TV.