Jazz @ the Waldron: Rob Dixon Jazz Ensemble
Jazz @ the Waldron
Rob Dixon Jazz Ensemble
About the Director
A graduate from Hampton University, Rob Dixon continued his learning in the Jazz Studies program at Indiana University. While there, he worked alongside renowned jazz educator David Baker. Following his two-year tenure at IU, Dixon moved to Indianapolis for two years to practice his craft. He then moved to New York City where he lived for six years.
During his stay in the Big Apple, Dixon was able to work with a number of 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. In addition to working with these bands, Dixon leads his own quartet and a funk jazz group called Trilogy +1.