Sam's debut CD, produced by Grammy nominee and folk icon, SONiA, was released on Feb. 16, 2010. All profits are being donated to the Daniel Pearl Foundation and FODfest. Guest artists include Lulo Reinhardt, Seth Kibel, Yale Strom, Michael Bowie, Steve Sashe, Benjie Porecki, Phoebe Hunt, Mike Block, Sara Caswell and Dennis Chambers. Sam has been lauded as “gifted,” packing this cd with “uncannily fast improvisations (that) seize the day on wide-ranging tunes,” by Steve Morse of the Boston Herald. Multiple grammy award winner Mark O'Connor said “Sam has simply already become someone you will want to take notice of and be impressed with.” Jazz legend and grammy winner Dave Samuel stated that “Sam has a musical maturity beyond his years” and Matt Glaser, Artistic Director of the American Roots Music program at Berklee College of Music and long time jazz educator, commented succinctly and humorously- “Great tone, great intonation, great ideas...I want to kill this kid!”
Sam I Am

1. Gypsy Fantastic

2. Be My Silence

3. Europa

4. Jerusalem Ridge

5. Dat Dere

6. Rise

7. Jass's Song

8. Who's So Scared

9. Dance All Night

10. Azucar

11. Desafinado

12. Shorashom

13. Lullabye of Birdland

14. Aura L'aura

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