Samuel Smith is a composer, arranger, and sought-after bassist based in Boston, MA. He has gained such an insight on the bass that the AuburnPub said that "watching Smith play, the line between bassist and bass blurs." The young bassist looks to always improve himself as an individual musician, as well as with the music that is brought to him by other artists. Smith constantly plays local in the Greater Boston area, and has brought his expertise around the world from the USA to China, The Netherlands, France, and the UK, playing as a sideman and bandleader for many musical projects. The bassist has played at esteemed venues such as Dizzy's Club, Wally's Cafe Jazz Club, and Smalls Jazz Club and has played and/or recorded with the likes of Cassandra Wilson, Ron Blake, Stefon Harris, Joe Magnarelli, Jesus Molina, Aaron Parks, and Terri Lyne Carrington.
Smith strives to achieve new projects via the bass. He has won awards as an individual instrumentalist such as the Signature Music Jazz Ignition Award, The George Reed Jazz Scholarship, and the Skaneateles Music Guild Scholarship. Starting his career in music in his hometown of Syracuse, NY, he has brought his talents to Boston, being granted the North American Tour Scholarship to attend Berklee for a Bachelor Degree, as well as being granted a Presidential Scholarship to attend Longy School of Music for his Master Degree. Being finished with both degrees, he now looks to continuously bring his craft into the local community, and around the world