“It’s hard not to hear just how easily melodies are wrung from the hands of an old soul like Sam Wilson. Resembling eyespots on moth wings, Sam’s music wards off what preys upon our tenderness. More than easy listening, her compositions are outright easy going. Passing over edgier idioms preoccupying much of non-commercial jazz these days, the Canadian resident returns the genre to its simpler roots, connecting post-bop energy with contemporary production techniques.” - Todd B. Gruel
From solo to quintet, guitarist Sam Wilson presents a performance that reflects her love of jazz, improvised and instrumental music stemming from various traditions. Her debut 2019 album Groundless Apprehensions received nominations from the ECMAs and Music Nova Scotia for ‘Jazz recording of the year’. Her follow up solo guitar album, Into a Heart (pt. II) released on Muzak records in Japan, and independently to the rest of the world in 2021, has also been well received. It has been nominated for the 2022 ECMAs ‘Instrumental album of the year’. In January 2021 Sam received the Paul Cram Creation award. She has recently collaborated with suddenlyLISTEN on ‘The Seeds Project’, as well as Andrew Mackelvie’s forming ensemble. In February 2022 Sam attended Lena Residency in Galiano, BC where she laid the foundation for a new upcoming creative music project… stay tuned!