Sam is an active musician in the greater DC Metro area and a native Virginian. He holds a BachelorÕs of Music with a concentration in Jazz Studies from George Mason University. Sam started music lessons at the age of 12 and was initially influenced by alternative rock, but soon became inspired by the sounds of jazz and fusion. Sam has six years of experience teaching students of all ages and plays locally in a variety of styles including rock, funk, pop, straight-ahead jazz, big band, and musical theatre. He has performed with Steve Novotel, Cristian Perez, Kenny Rittenhouse, Eric Alexander, Wade Beach, The Peter Edelman Trio, the GMU Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Afro Cuban Ensemble, and many more.