Sam Barnett (alto and tenor saxes), Timur Pak (piano), Zoe Pascal (drums), Michele Montolli (bass),
Laurence Wilkins (Trumpet)
The Sam Barnett Quintet was formed from a group of leading young musicians in London who Sam had been
working with for a number of years. This band has been formed from the current exciting new frontier of young
jazz in London. The band range from 15 – 17 years old. The Sam Barnett Quintet is among an exciting wave of
new young bands including Zenel, Ezra, Triforce, Nerija, many of the musicians having trained and worked
together for years already. These young jazz musicians are rising with an astonishing level and range of styles
and skills, their new writing and compositions bringing fresh expression to the jazz art form. This artistry of youth
leads us to look forward to an exciting future for jazz, with Sam Barnett’s Quintet at the heart of it.
“Sam Barnett is one of the finest saxophone players on the scene and he’s only 15! His technical prowess and
stage presence is on a level that many seasoned performers are still striving for.”
Dave Silk, Jazznights MayFest 2016
Sam Barnett is a 15 year-old musician playing alto & tenor sax, piano and a composer. He has been playing
professionally for 2 years in London and Europe. His awards include 2 EMI Sound & Music Foundation awards.
Sam is a sponsored artist for Trevor James Saxophones as their first ‘Emerging Artist’ playing a customised
RAW Tenor sax and alto.
Sam attends the Royal Academy of Music Junior Jazz, bursary holder. Tutors: Gareth Lochrane, Tom
Challenger, Alex Hitchcock, Jean Toussaint, Julian Arguelles (2014), Gary Crosby OBE (Tomorrow’s Warriors,
2010 – 2015), NYJO with Phil Meadows; Global Music Foundation – Steven Keogh, Bruce Barth and Perico