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Rob Dixon

Rob Dixon

Rob Dixon is an American jazz saxophonist.

Dixon graduated from Hampton University, then continued his education in the Jazz Studies program at Indiana University. There he worked alongside renowned Jazz educator David Baker. Following his two-year tenure at IU, Rob moved to Indianapolis for approximately two years to practice his craft.

Then came a move to New York City, where Dixon lived for six years, working with well-known artists such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Tony Bennett, Dakota Stanton, the Ellington Band, the Illinois Jacquet Big Band, Jonah Hones, Rufus Reid, Akira Tana, Slide Hampton, Ray Charles, the Maria Schneider Orchestra and the Smithsonian Master Works Jazz Orchestra.

In 2002, Dixon moved back to Indianapolis, where he worked with a number of organizations, such as the Cleveland Heritage Jazz Orchestra and the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra[1]. In addition to working with these bands, he leads his own quartet and a funk jazz group called Triology +1.

Dixon is signed with OWL Studios, an Indianapolis-based jazz/jam label. He has released two albums on the label: What Things Could Be (2006) and Reinvention: The Dixon-Rhyne Project (2008)[2]. On the latter album, Rob collaborates with legendary jazz organist Melvin Rhyne. In addition to these two albums, Rob is often featured as a sideman with other OWL Studios recording artists, including Derrick Gardner & the Jazz Prophets, the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, Cynthia Layne, and Steve Allee. He can frequently be heard around Indianapolis at The Jazz Kitchen and the Chatterbox jazz clubs.

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