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Sam First Records (SFR) is a new home for high fidelity recordings of select live performances at Los Angeles’ own Sam First by artists whose music embodies the grounded and progressive musicality as well as the vibe and spirit of jazz and Sam First.

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PROJECTS

JUSTIN KAUFLIN TRIO

Live at Sam First

At 35 years young, Justin Kauflin has already produced eight albums as a leader, appeared on 25+ albums as a sideman or guest artist, and recorded 48 original compositions for albums and film. It’s no surprise that Justin is both a Quincy Jones Artist and a Yamaha artist. Now, he is also a Sam First Records recording artist! Justin's first ever live recording showcases his love of be-bop, blues and gospel music, performed from the perspective of the modern jazz piano trio. "Live at Sam First", which features bassist David Robaire and drummer Mark Ferber, will be released digitally in Spring of 2022.

Recorded live at Sam First on October 2 and 3, 2021