Samuel Smith
Brighton, MA
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Samuel Smith

Samuel S.

Brighton, MA
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Students can expect an introductory to piano. I can get students started at their love of music by teaching them songs on piano as well as jazz theory concepts for the piano once they make progress.

About Samuel S.

I am a working bass player in Boston, MA and I've been playing the instrument myself for fourteen years. I have played both gigs and recording sessions in a wide range of genres, from jazz to classical, as well as R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Reggae, and more.

Whether you're looking to learn new songs, prepare for auditions, perfect technique, or transition from acoustic to electric and vice versa, I can help you achieve whatever your goals are.

In my lessons, I look forward to bringing my insight from my live experiences as a bassist, along with the academic knowledge I have accumulated in my studies at Berklee College of Music.

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Nicole
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Sam is an incredible upright and electric bassist, and he is experienced in a variety of genres including pop, classical, and especially jazz. He is very easy going and friendly and is great to work with. He also loves music theory and is knowledgeable on a variety of topics.

Posted Sep 2, 2020

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Experience

Bassist
Sep 2019 - Present

Jesus Molina Trio

o Currently recording a ten song album o Performs on Molina’s social media promotions

Bassist/Bandleader
Sep 2018 - Present

Quartet

Freelance Bassist
Jan 2011 - Present

Bass

Bassist
Jan 2018 - Sep 2019

Max Holm Trio

o Performed on a Tedx Talk (2018) o Performed various private, public, and corporate gigs around Boston (2018 – 2019)

Bassist
May 2019 - Jul 2019

VI Jazz Collective

o Toured for 5 weeks -- U.S. Virgin Islands, New York, and Maine o Performed at Prior Jollek Hall in St. Thomas, USVI (2019) o Performed at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (2019) o Performed at Waterville Brewing Company (2019) o Performed at National Jazz Museum (2019)

Bass Player/Bandleader
Feb 2012 - Jan 2017

NOTEified

o Northeast Jazz and Wine Festival (2013, 2014, 2015) o “Extraordinary Live” (2013, 2014, 2015) o Syracuse M&T Jazz Festival (2014, 2015) o Clinton Art and Music Festival (2013, 2014) o Fayetteville Jazz Festival (2016, 2017) o Harriet Tubman Freedom Music Festival (2017) o Gigs at Central New York venues such as Red House Café, Borodino Hall, Tiny’s, Skaneateles Country Club, Funk ‘n Waffles, Fingerlakes on Tap, Mohegan Manor, and many more

Education

MM in Jazz and Contemporary Music
Aug 2020 - Present

Longy School of Music of Bard College

BM in Music Performance & Music Business/Management
Sep 2016 - May 2020

Berklee College of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Presidential Scholarship
Apr 2020

Longy School of Music of Bard College

North American Scholarship Tour
Sep 2016

Berklee College of Music

Skaneateles Music Guild Scholarship
Jun 2016

Skaneateles Music Guild

Hank Bryant Jazz Scholarship
Jun 2016

Family of Hank Bryant

George Reed Jazz Scholarship
Mar 2016

George Reed Jazz Scholarship Organization

Jazz Ignition Scholarship
Apr 2013

Signature Music

Affiliations

International Society of Bassists
Jul 2020
The International Society of Bassists was founded by the world-renowned virtuoso Gary Karr in 1967. With nearly 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB publishes a triannual magazine, Bass World, with an eclectic mix of articles about soloists, jazz and orchestral players, early music, pedagogy, international personalities and orchestras and reviews of new print music and recordings, plus monthly e-newsletters and communications.
Berklee College of Music Alumni
May 2020
The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits. Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.

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