Major: Instrumental Performance
Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps Jazz Quintet Class of 2017Profile:
Sam Hart, alto saxophone, is majoring in Instrumental Performance at the Frost School of Music where he is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar and a member of the Stamps Jazz Quintet, Class of 2017, coached by faculty mentor Chuck Bergeron. A high achiever both academically and musically, he is currently studying saxophone privately with Dale Underwood and Gary Keller.
During the summer of 2013, Sam toured the northeast and Canada with The Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival with Joe Lovano. He was the 2013 finalist for YoungArts and one of seven jazz musicians chosen from out of 10,000 national applicants to participate in performances, master classes and various events in the Miami area. In May 2013 he performed in a collaborative event produced and directed by Mikhail Baryshnikov through YoungArts NY and has been a member of the High School Grammy Jazz Band for two years. Sam has performed with jazz greats including Joe Lovano, Chick Corea, Phil Woods, Arturo O’Farrill, John Hart, Jimmy Heath, Billy Hart, Christian McBride, Onaje Gumbs, Jon Davis, Jon Gordon, Jim McNeely, Brian Lynch, and Wycliffe Gordon.