Dear Friends of Sam First,

We hope you and all your loved ones are continuing to stay healthy.

We are very excited to share with you the phenomenal lineup we have for the next three weeks of Sam First Solo Sessions. 

Sat May 30 | Nir Felder
Sat June 6 | John Patitucci
Sat June 13 | Chico Pinheiro

These concerts will be streamed live at our new "global-friendly" time slot, Saturdays at 11am PDT (2pm EST). This means that you can all tune in live, no matter where in the world you’re watching from.


This coming Saturday, May 30, don't miss NYC-based guitarist, NIR FELDER!

Called “the next big jazz guitarist” by NPR, hailed by the New York Times as a “whiz kid”, and dubbed “incredible” by the Montreal Gazette, Nir Felder is a new voice in jazz guitar. Growing up in the New York City suburbs, Felder spent his youth playing in rock bands while learning about jazz at the local record store, inspired by icons from John Coltrane to voodoo chile Jimi Hendrix. After attending Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship, Felder moved to New York City in 2006 and quickly became one of the city’s most highly sought after sideman, notching credits in bands led by Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington (whose recent release featuring Felder on guitar won a Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album), Jack DeJohnette, Greg Osby, Joey DeFrancesco, Eric Harland, Jose James, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Cindy Blackman and performing with the New York City Opera, Dianne Reeves, Bobby McFerrin, Stanley Clarke, Lizz Wright, Matisyahu, Black Sheep and others at venues including Radio City Music Hall and the Village Vanguard and national television stations NBC and Fox.

In case you miss the show while it's live, you can watch ALL past Solo Session performances on the Sam First YouTube page. Please consider making a voluntary donation to help support these amazing musicians and the Sam First team by clicking on the TIP JAR button below.

We hope to see you soon at Sam First! Until then, stay healthy.


The Sam First Team

Sam First is a jazz club and cocktail bar, a few minutes walk from the LAX terminals.
Featuring serious drinks, local beers, and fine wines, spectacular first class lounge-of-your-dreams styling, and world-class modern and straight-ahead jazz Wednesday through Sunday nights.

Sam, the man, was an old-world tailor who led his family out of the wilderness, and whose smile warmed his grandson’s heart.
Click here to see our feature in the LA Times!
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