Jazz fusion, Musical Artist
Who is Rob Dixon?
A native of Atlanta, Dixon went to school at Indiana University where he came under the influence of the renowned jazz educator David Baker. After moving to New York in 1996, he began gigging around town with other up-and-coming musicians like drummer Ari Hoenig, organist Greg Lewis and pianist Rick Germanson, as well as 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.
He subsequently worked in Illinois Jacquet’s big band for four years before following tenor saxophonist Mark Turner in Tana Reid, a straight ahead quartet co-led by drummer Akira Tana and renowned bassist Rufus Reid.
After several years away, Dixon returned to Indianapolis in 2003, where he worked with a number of organizations, such as the Cleveland Heritage Jazz Orchestra and the Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra. In addition to working with these bands, he leads a funk jazz group called Triology +1 and an organ quartet with veteran organ player Melvin Rhyne.