Taking over the Tuesday Jazzidency for September, Jazzschool alum Sam Priven is a 22 year old composer and saxophonist from Albany, and has had the honor of receiving an outstanding soloist award at Lincoln Center from Jimmy Heath and Wynton Marsalis, as well as being the recipient of numerous Downbeat awards in both small and large ensemble settings. His directness, insistence on perfection, and personable qualities have served as a great example of what a band leader can be, and how transformative it is when people come together with common goals and passion.