From solo guitar to quintet, guitarist, writer and bandleader Sam Wilson presents a performance rich in variety. Playful yet seriously contemplative, her compositions reflect her love of jazz and instrumental music.
In addition to her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University, Sam has continued her studies through participation in acclaimed workshops at the Lunenburg Academy of Music and the Creative Music Workshop in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Notable past performances include the Halifax Jazz Festival, Open Waters Festival, the 21stCentury Guitar Conference and Deep Roots Music Festival, as well as supporting musicians at Prismatic Arts Festival and Nova Scotia Music Week.
Her latest release Groundless Apprehensions is a post-bop modern jazz compilation featuring her original music and arrangements. Canadian jazz veterans Paul Tynan (trumpet) and Tom Roach (drums), as well as Andrew Jackson (trombone) and Matt MacLennan (bass) were part of the quintet that brings Groundless Apprehensions to life. This fall Sam travelled to the Banff Centre For Arts and Creativity to work on new music through the Banff Musicians in Residence program.
“With early steps this well formed, what will the rest of Sam Wilson’s journey sound like?” - The East Mag