‘It’s a highly unusual jazz album, and one that departs from most jazz conventions in significant ways, but that never seems to get old in the listening.’ - Rick Anderson on Wintertides

‘This trio creates a sort of sonic photo album that demands repeated listening' - Davide Reid on Wintertides 

Sometimes on electric guitar, sometimes on acoustic guitar, Sam Wilson, throughout the record, demonstrates a very singular narrative expertise, which, however, made us think from time to time of Ralph Towner is certainly an original voice that we would like to hear on stage at home.” - Yves Dorison on Wintertides

Sam Wilson is a guitarist-composer whose practice focuses on creating instrumental music for improvisers. Her current artistic muse is wild spaces and site-specific responses, evident by her latest release Wintertides (April 2024), featuring drummer Jen Yakamovich and bassist Geordie Hart. Written in the winter of 2022 on both the east (Scotsburn, NS) and west Coast (at Lena Residency, Galiano Island BC); it’s inspired by contrasting landscapes and the collaboration of bi-coastal communities. Her albums Into a Heart Pt. II and New Doors (Jackson/Wilson Duo) won Music Nova Scotia’s “Jazz Recording of the Year” in 2022 and 2023, respectively. In 2021 Sam won the Paul Cram Creation award and composed her first piece for orchestra, ‘Recover-we’, which was performed by Symphony Nova Scotia at the 2023 Open Waters Festival. 

Sam was raised in Ontario but has made Nova Scotia her home for more than a decade; she currently resides in Halifax. She performs regularly with collaborator Andrew Jackson (Jackson\Wilson Duo) and with Nicola Miller and Gabriella Ciurcovich (Yarrow), she has worked with Phillip Greenlief, Andrew Mackelvie, Nicholas D'amato, Music Declares Emergency, Votive Dance, Upstream Music Association, and many artists around the maritimes.