Rob Dixon

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Rob Dixon
BornAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
GenresJazz, fusion, jazz-funk, jazz rap
Years active1996–current

Rob Dixon is an American jazz saxophonist.

A native of Atlanta, Dixon went to Indiana University where he came under the influence of the renowned jazz educator David Baker.[citation needed] 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, and vocalist Cynthia Layne. 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 bassist Rufus Reid.[citation needed]

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.[1] In addition to working with these bands, he leads a jazz-funk group called Triology +1 and an organ quartet with veteran organ player Melvin Rhyne.[citation needed]

Dixon is signed with Owl Studios, an Indianapolis-based jazz label. He has released two albums on the label as a bandleader: What Things Could Be (2006) and Reinvention: The Dixon-Rhyne Project (2008).[2] On the latter album, Dixon collaborates with legendary jazz organist Melvin Rhyne, known for playing with, among others, Wes Montgomery and T-Bone Walker.[citation needed]

In addition, Dixon 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, Steve Allee, Mike Clark, and The Headhunters.[3] His composition (with Raeford Gerald) Bump'n from the Middle is on the compilation Act 1 on Southbound, Ace Records (UK).[4]

Dixon also directs the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Youth Jazz Ensemble. .[5]


Year Artist Title Label
2006 Rob Dixon & Trioloy +1 What Things Could Be Owl
2007 Cynthia Layne Beautiful Soul Owl
2008 Derrick Gardner and The Jazz Prophets A Ride to the Other Side... Owl
2008 The Dixon-Rhyne Project Reinvention: The Dixon-Rhyne Project Owl
2008 Buselli–Wallarab Jazz Orchestra Where or When Owl
2009 Derrick Gardner & The Jazz Prophets Echoes of Ethnicity Owl
2009 Mark Buselli An Old Soul Owl
2010 Buselli-Wallarab Jazz Orchestra Mezzanine Owl
2010 Mike Clark Carnival of Soul Owl
2011 The Headhunters Platinum Owl
2013 Tony Adamo (Vocal/Spoken Word) Miles of Blu UrbanZone
2018 Rob Dixon Trio Coast to Crossroads Rob Dixon


  1. ^ Dryden, Ken (2007-12-17). "CD/LP Review: Carol of the Bells". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  2. ^ Kelman, John (2008-06-19). "CD/LP Review: Reinvention". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2010-09-24.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-12-06. Retrieved 2011-05-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Discogs details of album Act 1". Discogs. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  5. ^ "Wind and Jazz Ensembles". Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Retrieved December 18, 2016.