Sam First opened in October 2017, committed to showcasing the best in jazz on the westside of Los Angeles, California. Two and a half years later, with your vital support, Sam First’s diverse jazz programming is five nights a week, and Sam First is established as a west coast home of this uniquely creative, joyous and progressive music.
Now, while the coronavirus requires that we live apart, Sam First is moving online to get us back together again, with once a week performances live from musician’s homes. It is our hope that these “sessions” will bring some musical joy to you at your homes, and that they will play a small part in helping the jazz community to continue and to persevere in this disorienting and difficult time.
Please consider contributing what you can here (highlight as link) to support the musician you are watching today, as well as the musicians who were scheduled to perform live at Sam First during these days of the coronavirus. Your contributions will support as well the Sam First staff and the solo sessions. Every contribution you make is split 50/50 between the musicians and the folks who set the background for their remarkable performances.
We look forward to welcoming you back in person to Sam First as soon as it’s possible; in the meantime, stay safe and healthy, and enjoy the music.
The Sam First Team