Sam Bortka

Delivering the goods

When it comes to the baritone saxophone, Sam Bortka is as good as it gets. From the Hollywood Bowl to Madison Square Garden, he has been a stable and unifying force in horn sections across the U.S., supporting artists in a rainbow of musical styles. He has performed live with Usher, Huey Lewis, Aretha Franklin, and Missy Elliott. As a result, Bortka is one of the most sought-after commercial baritone saxophonists in the industry. Accomplished on all of the saxophones, as well as flute, piccolo and clarinets, he also dabbles in double reeds. Sam is tirelessly committed to the evolution of his craft and the continued development of modern horn section artistry. 

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