Sam Boon

saxophonist arranger & composer

BIO

Sam Boon is an Australian saxophonist, pianist, arranger and composer currently based in Melbourne. 

Having graced the stages of some of the world's finest venues and festivals, Sam Boon currently enjoys balancing a rigorous live performance schedule with exciting musical collaborations.

Recognised for his intense passion, Sam's experience as a live performer enables him to find resonance with a variety of artists as an arranger / composer and musical director both in the studio and live. 

Sam has also more recently worked on a number of short films and TV as both a composer and musical supervisor. (Show reel to come!) 

Notable performances include 

THE RUBENS ( HORN SECTION ) - "HOLD ME BACK TOUR  2016"

VANCE JOY ( HORN SECTION ) - ARIAS 2015

GUY SEBASTIAN (horn section leader and arranger)  "Madness Album Launch  Arena Tour" 2015 

SASKWATCH (horn section and band member) 2008-2015

Glastonbury Festival” (UK) Ediburgh Fringe Festival  (UK) Black is back (Spain) "CMJ" (USA) “Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival” (AUS) “Splendour in the grass” (AUS) “Falls music and arts festival’ (AUS) “Meredith Music Festival” (AUS) “Golden Plains” (AUS) “Wave Rock festival WA” (AUS) “Pyramid Rock Festival” (AUS) “Big sound” (AUS) “Sydney Festival” (AUS) “Brisbane Festival” (AUS) "WOMAD" (AUS) "Adelaide Fringe Festival" (AUS) “Melbourne International Jazz Festival (AUS) and “The Australian World Music EXPO” (AUS) 

THE WOOHOO REVUE ( co-composer / arranger and band member )  2012 - 2013 & 2015-2016

Notable collaborations & album credits

LITTLE MAY ( Arranger / ORchestrator & Conductor ) 2017 session 

SASKWATCH ( Arranger / Orchestrator & Conductor ) UPCOMING 2017 ALBUM  

CODA CHROMA ( arranger / orchestrator & session player ) "Car Tapes" 2015

MIETTA ( arranger / orchestrator  & conductor)  "A Mad Distance" 2014

Lauren Elizabeth (string arrangement) "Into the stillness" 2014 & 2017 EP 

Justin Bernasconi & Jeff Lang (string arrangement & conductor)  2012

Notable Supports 

(2012) “Earth Wind and Fire Australian Tour”

(2013) “The Cat Empire Australian tour”
(2013) “Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings”
(2013) “Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Australian Tour” (2013) “Maceo Parker” Melbourne

 

A comprehensive look into the making of "A Mad Distance." Debut album from Melbourne vocalist/composer MIETTA. Filmed in Melbourne, Australia, 2014 by Blank Tape Music. www.blanktapevideo.com.au