From solo guitar to quintet, guitarist, creative music 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 leading her own band at the Halifax Jazz Festival and Open Waters 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, self described as a ‘sonic memoir’ that reflects on the past and processes it through music. 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 will be travelling to the Banff Centre For Arts and Creativity to work on her next project through a self-directed residency. 

“With early steps this well formed, what will the rest of Sam Wilson’s journey sound like?” - The East Mag