Samuele “Sam” Ghezzi is a singer and multi-instrumentalist born and raised in Trento, Italy.
He started playing flute when he was 7 with classical music education at F.A. Bonporti Conservatory in Trento. Later on, he started singing and playing harmonica when he was 16, performing around the whole region of Trentino-Alto Adige. He then matured interest for jazz and started playing saxophone when he was 19.
Sam’s influences rotate around blues and jazz and their common sub-genres, as do his musical projects. In 2011, he started to perform with an Italian bluesband called “Curly Frog & the Blues Bringers” playing more than a thousand shows all around Europe and recording two albums with original compositions, winning various music competitions, including “Music 4 the Next Generation”. The latter gave Sam the chance to tour with the Haydn Orchestra performing his original compositions.
After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in jazz flute at Conservatorio F.A. Bonporti with Robert Bonisolo, Sam completed his studies at the Jazz Department of Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the guidance of Simon Rigter.
In Amsterdam, he is working as a musician, composer, arranger and bandleader of a number of projects, namely ‘The Hi-Stakes’ (Original Rhythm ’n’ Blues), ’Roaring Cats’ (Hot Jazz/Swing) , Jelly Roll Duo’ (Rural Blues), Doctor Velvet (Rock ’n’ Roll), Sons of Freud’s Wife (Jazz) and A Qualcuno Piace Fred (Italian Swing).
The way he studied the various styles guarantees a thought out performance, always accompanied by a sophisticated sarcasm and dynamic enthusiasm.