"Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you."
- Charlie Parker
Never in his wildest dreams did Sam realise where his music would take him.
From Australia to Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Sam has graced the stage all over the world.
Sam is a multi-instrumentalist and has been performing since age 6 on the piano and saxophone. In recent years, he has established himself as one of Sydney’s most in-demand saxophonists with over 120 performances in each of the past 4 years across the globe. 2021 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet!
Sam manages several bands, chamber groups, musicians and DJs in the events industry, with a roster exceeding 100 people across a range of musical disciplines and styles. He regularly performs and provides entertainment at corporate, private and social events, weddings, house parties, bars, restaurants and nightclubs both in Australia and abroad. Check out HOT SAUCE and 33 DEGREES MUSIC to see some of Sam's bands.
Across the industry, Sam is known to deliver above and beyond expectations.
"Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise."
- George Gershwin
He has performed at an eclectic mixture of events and venues both in Sydney and abroad under the moniker Sam Jake, sharing the stage with the likes of Flight Facilities, Client Liaison, Dami Im, Josh Pyke, Simon Caldwell, Bellaire, Robbie Lowe, Ilan Kidron, Emma Pask, Richard Clapton, Glenn Shorrock and John Morrison.
Sam also manages JAZZ + SOUL night every Wednesday at Mamasan Bondi, drawing artists from across the musical spectrum. His efforts have been recognised by ARIA which included JAZZ + SOUL nights as part of their awards week program, showcasing the best in Australian live music across the continent. He had a residency every Saturday at The Sydney Collective's flagship Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel too. You can also catch Sam regularly at Sydney's hottest new spot - The Crown in Barangaroo.
Sam prides himself on his professionalism and
easy-going nature that has helped him to build lasting relationships with clients and fellow musicians. His musical adaptability and manoeuvrability allow him to perform at the highest level regardless of style, genre or setting.
Given his access to such a range of performers across the entertainment and events industry, Sam is always able to give you the right guidance for your event or venue.
To discuss these musical options with Sam, you can contact him here.
Sam on instagram.
FROM THE INDUSTRY
"I have dealt with Sam many times over the last few years. It has always been a pleasure working with him. He delivers every time and does it professionally and with no fuss. His band 33 Degrees is always a great asset to any party. They set the mood and entertain guests with a vast repertoire of songs and are happy to customise to suit the event. I would not hesitate to recommend Sam in any of his musical ventures."
— Kelly, K + P Events