Beyond Blue


To me, the foundation of jazz is the blues. Everything I play and write is informed by that rich, complicated, and uniquely American form of expression. However, the music is not strictly the blues in the conventional sense and draws from my many musical influences. “Beyond” does not suggest superiority but rather “in addition to” the blues.

I hope that my music is able to harness the emotional, urgent, humorous, contemplative, and community-building elements of the blues tradition while searching for my own voice.


Alto Sax, Composer, Arranger – Sam Spear
Tenor Sax – Zach Olson
Piano – Yoko Suzuki
Bass – Caleb Ossmann
Drums – John Dalton



We look forward to hearing from you!