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Sam is a native Oregonian and has been active in teaching and performing in the Portland music scene for over a decade.  His first endeavor into music occurred when he picked up the trombone in middle school band, followed by piano, bass, and guitar; all of which he still plays to this day. Sam studied music at Portland State University where he received his Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education (Hons). He is an active freelance performer and recording artist, and a private teacher and clinician for the Portland Public School District. He has played with groups and artists such as Ron Artis II & The Truth, Quadeca, quickly quickly, Stelth Ulvang (The Lumineers), Y La Bamba, greaterkind, Korgy & Bass, Mbrascatu, Brian Jackson, Darrell Grant LaRhonda Steele, Mike Phillips, Mae.Sun, Sarah Clarke, Haley Johnsen, Reva Devito, The Eugene Ballet/Orchestra Next, and Portland Summerfield Opera. Sam proudly endorses MTD basses, and Bartolini Pickups.

Sam proudly endorses MTD Kingston Basses, Bartolini Pickups, and Revo Straps

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