Recent notable gigs have been Ronnie Scott’s in quartet (February), Moods Jazz club in Zurich with The Yumi Ito Orchestra (May), and the Birds Eye Jazz Club with Miguel Zenon (May).
As a sideman, he has recorded four albums in 2019, including as a guest artist on an upcoming album featuring Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier.
Sam was Jez Nelson’s choice in Jazzwise Magazine’s ‘Artist to look out for in 2018’.
Robert Shore wrote that Sam’s first album was ‘the definition of musical precocity’.
It was longlisted for the Unsigned Music Awards 2018 for Best Jazz Act and is now on digital release. From that project, gigs included Love Supreme Festival 2017, Jazz in the Round and New Generation Jazz in the UK. The album and Sam’s interviews have been played and reviewed on BBC’s Jazz Now and BBC Introducing and JazzFM’s The Blueprint.
Debut album, New York - London Suite, on UMA longlist or Best Jazz & Blues Act.
Launch of debut album, New York - London Suite, 27th February 2017
Sponsorship: First “Emerging Artist” sponsored by Trevor James Saxophones.
Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA: Full Scholarship to 5-Week Summer Performance
Programme 2015. Part Scholarship Award (4 year degree programme), age 14.
EMI Music and Sound Foundation Award, March 2013 & October 2014
Scholarship to 2-week programme in Berklee, Valencia, Spain in 2014
Winner: Mayor of London GIGS Youth Category, September 2013
2017 - 2020:
Studying BA Music at JazzCampus, Basel, Switzerland.
Current Tutors include: Mark Turner, Domenic Landolf, Jorge Rossy, Michael Beck and with Bruce Barth, Stephen Keogh and Perico Sambeat at Global Music Foundation
Member of the CICAS® programme, mentored by Wozzy Brewster, OBE, The Midi Music Company.
Royal Academy of Music, Junior Jazz Department with Gareth Lochrane
Tomorrow's Warriors With Gary Crosby OBE and Abraham Wilson
National Youth Jazz Orchestra (N.Y.J.O.2 + N.Y.J.O. London)
Past tutors include: Julian Argüelles, Jean Toussaint, Phil Meadows, Alex Hitchcock, Tris Harris.