Samuel Smith
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Samuel S.

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing upright bass for 14 years, and professionally for 9 years. I have played on gigs, recording sessions, auditions, you name it. Along with studying bass at Berklee College of Music, I can really teach a student everything he or she needs to know about being a professional bassist in the music industry.

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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Sep 2019 - Present

Jesus Molina Trio

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

Sep 2018 - Present

Samuel Smith Quartet

Freelance Bassist
Jan 2011 - Present


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)

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


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


BM in Music Performance & Music Business/Management
Sep 2016 - Present

Berklee College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


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

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