It was great to have my original composition “Vulnerable Beauty” in the Best of Jazz Composition Concert this semester! It starts around 16:15. Enjoy!
I was honored to have my arrangement of Duke Ellington’s “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart” performed at the Chord Scale Madness Concert tonight! It starts at 5:00.
I had an incredible time playing in my first recital at Berklee!
It was a great honor to have my original composition “Keep Steppin” performed at the Best of Jazz Composition Concert! The whole concert can be viewed below. My segment begins around the 4:10 mark.
Hi folks! It’s been a while since I have posted here so I wanted to write a quick update. I have finished my first year at Berklee College of Music and absolutely loved it! I have grown as a player, writer, and person from my experiences at school and look forward to the years ahead.
I uploaded some new tracks to my SoundCloud including my arrangements of “There is No Greater Love” and “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart,” an original composition entitled “Castle Island,” and a contrafact (a new melody put on top of a pre-existing song’s chord progression, though I include some reharmonization) called “From Somewhere.” Feel free to listen, like, and comment.
Wishing everyone a great rest of the summer! -Sam
It’s unbelievable that I am here at Berklee College of Music! This is my first week of classes and I have enjoyed every one of them so far. I have been dreaming of going to school here since I was 13 so it is surreal to see my dream come to fruition. Very grateful for the opportunity to be here and all the people who have helped me reach this goal!