Alto saxophonist Sam Braysher is an acclaimed recording artist, collaborating with high profile international musicians on both of his albums to date. He maintains a busy freelance career, performing with the leading lights of London’s jazz scene at venues including Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz Club, the 606 Club and the Vortex. He plays a wide range of music, from early jazz, swing and bop through to challenging contemporary music, but takes a particular interest in interpreting lesser-played jazz standards and items from the American Songbook.
As an educator he has taught at Junior Guildhall and City University London, as well teaching privately and delivering masterclasses and workshops to undergraduate and postgraduate students at various universities and conservatoires.
Sam graduated with First Class Honours from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he was also an Artist Fellow and a Chartered Surveyors’ Prize winner.
“I can’t think of another alto saxophonist with a sound quite like Sam Braysher’s” Dave Gelly, the Observer
“The warm-toned young London saxophonist Sam Braysher is a prize-winning investigator of the early recordings and published music of Jerome Kern, Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and many others, and imagines a new jazz closely attuned to an old world.” John Fordham, the Guardian
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