King Charles Court
Old Royal Naval College
London SE10 9JF
Sam achieved a first class honours BMus (jazz) degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005. He studied under Tim Garland, Stan Sulzmann and Simon Haram amongst others.
Sam has performed across the world with ensembles such as the BBC Big Band, Philharmonia Orchestra, Heritage Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Pasadena Roof Orchestra, and worked in West End theatre orchestras for productions such as Jersey Boys, Singin' in the Rain, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Funny Girl, Dreamgirls, Matilda and Motown. With other ensembles he has backed artists as diverse as Cliff Richard, Tim Minchin, Beardyman, Jamie Cullum, and dancers Anton and Erin. Sam has also led his own jazz quartet and performed with groups in London's most prestigious jazz venues such at the 606 Club and Ronnie Scott's. He can be heard (and in some episodes seen!) on BBC and ITV productions including Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge.
He enjoys writing, performing and recording with People and Places (his own sextet) and The Big Shake Up (a New Orlean-inspired octet).
Sam also directs projects for various Trinity Laban senior school departments. Sam regularly leads jazz and improvisation workshops for people of all ages and abilities in a variety of settings.