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Sam D


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A true guitar virtuoso, Sam specialises in jazz, but can play anything from classical to Latin to pop music.

He’s performed at jazz festivals across the UK, and at famous jazz venues including The Vortex Jazz Club and The Dean Street Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, Cafe Jazz in Cardiff, the Wardrobe in Leeds, the Jazzkeller in Frankfurt, Sax 'n’ Art in Saigon, Ned Kelly's in Hong Kong, and many more.

He has a wide, interesting repertoire, beautiful sound, and is equally compelling with ballads and burners! Judy, Yorkshire

Sam has also played in orchestras such as the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Mike Garrick's Big Band, and the Guildhall Jazz Orchestra. He's worked a great deal in the theatre and has toured the UK and Europe with shows including 'The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas,' 'The Kings of Swing,' 'The Glenn Miller Orchestra,' and 'The Bobby Darin Songbook.'

Sam's guitar playing has been heard on BBC Radio 3's 'Jazz Line Up,' and BBC Radio 4's 'The Gift' and in theatres and concert halls including The Royal Albert Hall and the National Theatre in London, The Opera Houses of Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Oslo, Graz, and Copenhagen, The Stables in Wavendon, The Cardiff Opera House, The Old Vic in Bristol and The Empire in Liverpool.

Sam's set up is minimal, and very unobtrusive, and he can move around your venue as needed. He understands how important the small details are at a wedding or corporate event, and is always dressed smartly, in a suit or tuxedo.

Performance info

Line-up Solo guitarist
Performance duration 2 x 45 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Add vocals
Add £POA
For lead vocals and a varied repertoire
Add saxophone
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For solos and an authentic soul and jazz sound
Extra performances
Add £60 per half hour
Extend the act's sets by up to an hour

Ain’t Misbehavin’
All Blues
All of Me
All the Things You Are
Alone Together
Angel Eyes
Autumn in New York
Autumn Leaves
Billie’s Bounce
Blue Bossa
Blue Monk
Blue Moon
Body and Soul
But Beautiful
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
C Jam Blues
Come Rain or Come Shine
Darn That Dream
Days of Wine and Roses
Do Nothing ‘Til You Hear From Me
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Donna Lee
East of the Sun
Easy Living
Embraceable You
Fly Me to the Moon
Georgia on My Mind
Giant Steps
Girl From Ipanema, The
God Bless the Child
Gone With the Wind
Groovin’ High
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Here’s That Rainy Day
How High the Moon
I Can’t Get Started
I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
I Got It Bad
I Got Rhythm
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
I Remember Clifford
I Remember You
I Thought About You
I’ll Remember April
If You Could See Me Now
In a Mellow Tone
It Could Happen to You
It Might As Well Be Spring
Jitterbug Waltz
Joy Spring
Just Friends
Lady Bird
Like Someone in Love
Love for Sale
Lover Man
Lover, Come Back to Me
Lullaby of Birdland
Mack the Knife
Maiden Voyage
Man I Love, The
Manha de Carnaval (Black Orpheus)
Mean to Me
Milestones (new)
Moment’s Notice
Moonlight In Vermont
My Favorite Things
My Foolish Heart
My Funny Valentine
My Old Flame
My One and Only Love
My Romance
Nearness of You, The
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Night and Day
Night in Tunisia
Oh, Lady Be Good!
Old Folks
On Green Dolphin Street
Once I Loved
One Note Samba
Our Love Is Here to Stay
Out of Nowhere
Over the Rainbow
Pennies From Heaven
Polka Dots and Moonbeams
Prelude to a Kiss
Round Midnight
Satin Doll
Scrapple From the Apple
Shiny Stockings
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
So What
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
Someday My Prince Will Come
Someone to Watch Over Me
Song for My Father
Song Is You, The
Sophisticated Lady
Speak Low
St. Thomas
Star Dust
Star Eyes
Stella by Starlight
Stompin’ at the Savoy
Stormy Weather
Straight, No Chaser
Sweet Georgia Brown
Take Five
Take the A Train
Tea for Two
There Is No Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
These Foolish Things
Things Ain’t What They Used to Be
Time After Time
Tune Up
Way You Look Tonight, The
Well, You Needn’t
What Is This Thing Called Love?
What’s New?
Willow Weep for Me
Work Song
Yardbird Suite
You Don’t Know What Love Is
You Stepped Out of a Dream
You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Excellent evening! A professional musician who was appreciated by the audience. We had a classical/jazz pianist as well and they both decided to play together which shows how competent and versatile he was.”

Colin, Birthday party, August 2019

“Sam is a wonderful musician on all levels. He has a wide, interesting repertoire, beautiful sound, and is equally compelling with ballads and burners. And with his fast ears and quick wit, he's great fun on the bandstand!”

Judy, Yorkshire, July 2018

“We had Sam playing his acoustic guitar - lovely background music for the diners, and selection of music much appreciated. Will definitely invite him again.”

Jill, Restaurant, Yorkshire, March 2017

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