Born in San Antonio, Texas in 1981, saxophonist Samuel Robles began his music studies at age 12. He began studying literature for classical saxophone at 16. Around the age of 18, he found the music of Marcel Mule and Michael Brecker when he began his undergraduate studies. While attending St. Mary’s University, he took lessons in saxophone with Clarence Morgan King, former student of Joseph Viola. In addition to saxophone, he also studied clarinet with Larry Mentzer and piano with Robert “Emmett” Vokes. Mr. Robles went on to continue his studies in saxophone performance at the Texas State School of Music with Todd Oxford, former student of Harvey Pittel. Mr. Robles has been working in music education and actively performing on soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones since 2004.