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Sam Massey Trio Afternoon Cool Jazz
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Sam Massey Trio Afternoon Cool Jazz

Sam Massey is a well-regarded UK-based composer/bandleader, trumpeter, and educator, hailed as a “fine trumpet player” by John Fordham of the Guardian (Mike Westbrook ‘A Bigger Show’ Review, February 2016).

He has collaborated with top-class musicians from across the UK in a wide variety of genres, including PP Arnold (Tina Turner, Rolling Stones), Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller, Hannah Williams and the Affirmations, Clare Teal, and many others.

As a jazz artist, Sam is a regular member of Mike Westbrook’s “Uncommon Orchestra,” releasing their debut album ‘A Bigger Show Live’ produced by Jon Hiseman to critical acclaim in 2016 and has since featured at top jazz venues across the country. His own jazz projects include a 7-piece Ensemble featuring his own compositions and arrangements, as well as a highly renowned quartet and quintet. Sam’s jazz projects have featured at venues including Teignmouth Jazz Festival, The Bebop Club and The Future Inn, Bristol.

As a freelance composer, arranger, and performer, he and his music has been broadcast on numerous BBC, Absolute Radio, Jazz FM, and RAI Radio 3 (Italy) programmes and is found on critically acclaimed albums and tours by artists as diverse as PP Arnold, Ocean Colour Scene, Mike Westbrook, and The Simmertones.