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Sam Dickinson


SAM DICKINSON (Guitar) Born in Toronto, began playing guitar at the age of eight. He studied jazz during high school as part of the Humber College Community Music, followed by studies at New England Conservatory and Humber College.

He has studied with Emile D'eon, Mick Goodrick, Lorne Lofsky, Ben Monder, Joe Morris, David Occipinti, Ted Quinlan, Brad Shepik, and Geoff Young, and has shared the stage with Jerry Bergonzi, Jack DeJohnette, Pat LaBarbara, Kirk MacDonald, and Danilo Perez.  A recipient of the Steve’s Music “Outstanding Guitarist Award” two years in a row, he also received five gold awards at Musicfest Canada.

While primarily a jazz player, Sam enjoys rock, Brazilian music, and other styles, and incorporating everything into his jazz playing. Having recently relocated to Montreal, Sam will begin a master’s degree at McGill University in the fall.

Sam was a member of the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band from 2007 to 2009.