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Sam Barsh Trio
Sam Barsh Trio

Thu, Nov 18


Sam First

Sam Barsh Trio

Sam Barsh (piano and melodica ), Kaveh Rastegar (bass), Gene Coye (drums)

Nov 18, 2021, 7:30 PM PST

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Fresh off of co-writing Kanye West and The Weeknd’s #1 hit single “Hurricane,” Sam Barsh is back at Sam First with 2 of his frequent collaborators both on stage and in the studio: bassist Kaveh Rastegar and drummer Gene Coye.

Bringing his experience as a top-call keyboardist on the NYC jazz scene to his chart-topping collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak and Kanye West, Sam Barsh has successfully been on the front line of re-incorporating sophisticated harmony into today’s popular music. Heavily steeped in the jazz scene as well as the production/songwriting world, Barsh toured with the iconic bassist and composer Avishai Cohen’s trio for 3 years, recording 3 albums and a live DVD at New York’s famed Blue Note jazz club. He has worked with many renowned jazz artists, including Cassandra Wilson, Gregory Porter, Jane Monheit, Roy Hargrove, Robin Eubanks and Lonnie Plaxico.

Barsh has written and/or produced over 200 commercially released songs, with 17 Gold and Platinum certifications and 4 #1 albums on the Billboard 200. He co-wrote the Kanye West feat. The Weeknd and Lil Baby single “Hurricane” which reached #1 on multiple charts, including the Rolling Stone singles chart and the Billboard streaming and R&B/Hip-Hop singles charts. Barsh also co-wrote the smash Aloe Blacc song “The Man,” which sold 4 million singles worldwide and reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

His work as a songwriter and keyboardist on Kendrick Lamar’s Platinum-certified album “To Pimp A Butterfly” won 3 GRAMMY Awards and a nomination for Album of the Year. Barsh was nominated for the 2021 GRAMMY Award for Best R&B song as a co-writer on Tiana Major9 and EarthGang’s single “Collide.” His work on Anderson .Paak’s groundbreaking album “Malibu,” BJ the Chicago Kid’s “In My Mind,” Ledisi’s “Let Love Rule” and on the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” soundtrack has garnered an additional 4 GRAMMY Nominations. Other notable studio credits include songs with A$AP Rocky, Logic, Norah Jones, Eminem and Macy Gray.

Barsh has released a number solo projects: the “Sam Barsh and the Deli” Spotify Sessions which has amassed over 19 million streams; “The Nine,” an album commissioned by the Skirball Center for their “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” exhibit; and a series of instrumental beat compilations.

Sam First | 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045  |  21+

Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:00pm, and a separate ticket is required for each show.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required upon entry.

Notice of Recording: Sam First live streams and records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.


  • 1st set ticket (7:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only.

  • 2nd set ticket (9:00pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only.




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