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Upcoming Dates

  • June 9, 2018
  • Composer in Residence at Ravinia Steans Music Insitute/ "Bridges" Concert
    Ravinia Park Road
    Highland Park, IL 60035
  • 8:30pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • In March 2018 I was awarded the David Baker Prize in Composition from the Ravinia Steans Music Institute's Bridges: An International Jazz and Classical Fusion Composition Competition. I will be in residence for 5 days leading up a final concert that features original works by the other two finalists Zach Bornheimer and Gene Knific, as well as works by RSMI faculty members Billy Childs, Rufus Reid, and Nathan Davis. The performance will be streamed live, so stay tuned for the link!

  • June 16, 2018
  • w/ The Ed Palermo Big Band
    1348 US 9 W
    Marlboro, NY 12542
  • 8pm
  • June 18, 2018
  • w/ The Ed Palermo Big Band
    1650 Broadway
    New York, NY 10001
    212.582.2121
  • 8pm
  • July 11, 2018
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Summer Tour
    205 S College Avenue
    Bloomington, IN 47404
    USA
  • 7pm
  • TBA
  • July 13, 2018
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Summer Tour
    119 South 7th Street
    Louisville, KY
    USA
    (502) 589 - 4115
  • 7pm
  • $10 Cover
  • July 14, 2018
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Summer Tour
    2030 Park Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48226
    313-961-2543
  • 9:30pm
  • $10 Cover
  • July 20, 2018
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8pm
  • $20
  • details+-
  • featuring:

    Brad Wagner, Nathan Davis, Chris Coles, Johnny Cochran, Tom Reed - woodwinds

    Scott McKee, Tom Lehman, Ed Kline, Jack Schantz - trumpets

    Reggie Watkins, Chris Anderson, Caleb Smith, Mark Mauldin - trombones

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Theron Brown - piano

    Dave Morgan - bass

    Dustin May - drums

  • August 16, 2018
  • Dan Pugach Nonet
    275 Christian Ave
    Stony Brook, NY 11790
    USA
  • TBA
  • August 17, 2018
  • Dan Pugach Nonet
    100 E Main St
    Waterbury, CT 06702
    (203) 755-4700
  • TBA
  • August 31, 2018
  • Dan Pugach Nonet
    183 West 10th street
    New York, NY 10014
  • TBA

Past Dates

  • May 12, 2018
  • w/ Dan Pugach Nonet "Plus One" CD Release Tour
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
    (414) 964-9923
  • 8pm
  • May 11, 2018
  • w/ Dan Pugach Nonet "Plus One" CD Release Tour
    1211 Mishawaka Ave.
    South Bend, IN 46615
    USA
    574-329-3430
  • 8pm
  • May 10, 2018
  • w/ Dan Pugach Nonet "Plus One" CD Release Tour
    2030 Park Avenue
    Detroit, MI 48226
    313-961-2543
  • 8pm
  • May 9, 2018
  • w/ Nicole Zuraitis "Hive Mind" CD Release Tour
    Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza
    5601 N High St
    Worthington, OH 43085
    USA
    (614) 436-2625
  • May 8, 2018
  • w/ Nicole Zuraitis "Hive Mind" CD Release Tour
    119 South 7th Street
    Louisville, KY
    USA
    (502) 589 - 4115
  • May 6, 2018
  • w/ Dan Pugach Nonet "Plus One" CD Release Tour
    1660 Blue Rock St
    Cincinnati, OH 45223
    USA
  • May 5, 2018
  • w/ Dan Pugach Nonet "Plus One" CD Release Tour
    21 E Huron St
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    USA
    (734) 665-0606
  • 8pm
  • May 4, 2018
  • w/ Dan Pugach Nonet "Plus One" CD Release Tour
    Blu Jazz+
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    United States
    3302521190
  • March 28, 2018
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet
    300 W 116th St
    NYC 10026
    USA
    (646) 692-4935
  • 7-8pm
  • No Cover
  • details+-
  • featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/compositions

    Lucas Kadish - guitar

    Lex Korten - piano

    Tamir Shmerling - bass

    Evan Hyde - drums

  • March 17, 2018
  • East Central Jazz Educator Big Band
    7700 Clocktower Dr
    Kirtland, OH 44094
    USA
  • 8pm
  • $15/$7 students
  • March 16, 2018
  • University of Akron Jazz Fest w/ Dave Morgan's "Blue is More Than A Color" feat. Victor Provost
    189 Hill St
    Akron, OH 44325
    USA
    330-972-7570
  • 7:30pm
  • $12 general/$6 students
  • March 14, 2018
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet + jam session
    Suzie's Dogs & Drafts
    32 N Phelps Street
    Youngstown, OH
  • 7pm
  • No Cover
  • details+-
  • I'll be leading a jam session in downtown Youngstown with one set from the house band starting at 7pm! 

    Featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone

    Tommy Lehman - trumpet

    Dan Bruce - guitar

    Dave Morgan - bass

    Dustin May - drums

    Come on out and bring your instrument!

  • March 2, 2018
  • Dan Pugach Nonet CD Release Show
    275 Christian Ave
    Stony Brook, NY 11790
    USA
    (631) 751-1895
  • 7pm
  • February 23, 2018
  • Dan Pugach Nonet
    55 Christopher St.
    New York, NY 10001
  • 10pm
  • TBA
  • February 17, 2018
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet - Selective Coverage Album Release Tour
    Blu Jazz+
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    United States
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/compostions

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Theron Brown - piano

    Kip Reed - bass

    Dan Pugach - drums

  • February 16, 2018
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet - Selective Coverage Album Release Tour
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Back in Cleveland at the Bop Stop!

    Featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/compostions

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Theron Brown - piano

    Kip Reed - bass

    Dan Pugach - drums

  • February 15, 2018
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet - Selective Coverage Album Release Tour
    951 N High St
    Columbus, OH 43214
    USA
    614.268.5525
  • 7pm
  • $10 Cover/$20 Cover + CD
  • details+-
  • Excited to be playing in my hometown of Columbus in one of the city's best sounding rooms for the last leg of the release tour!

    Featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/compositions

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Kip Reed - bass

    Anthony Taddeo - drums

  • February 2, 2018
  • w/ Vladimir Cetkar
    12387 Cedar Rd.
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    216-795-0550
  • 8:30pm
  • $20
  • December 6, 2017
  • w/ Dorian Wallace's Free Sound Ahn-somble
    338 W 23rd St
    NYC, NY 10011
    USA
    (646) 861-2253
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • November 26, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee "Selective Coverage" ALBUM RELEASE TOUR
    12387 Cedar Rd.
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    216-795-0550
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/compositions

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Michael Orenstein - piano

    Kip Reed - bass

    Zaire Darden - drums

  • November 25, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee "Selective Coverage" ALBUM RELEASE TOUR
    214 E. 8th St (5th floor)
    Cincinnati, OH
    USA
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/compositions

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Matt Wiles - bass

    Jeff Mellott - drums

  • November 18, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee "Selective Coverage" ALBUM RELEASE TOUR
    James Street Tavern
    422 Foreland Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15212
    412-233-1333
  • 8pm
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • Featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/compositions

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Theron Brown - piano

    TBA - Bass

    James Johnson - drums

     

  • November 17, 2017
  • w/ Bobby Selvaggio's Red Rhinoceros
    Erie Art Museum
    Erie, PA 16501
  • 8-10:30pm
  • October 1, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee "Selective Coverage" ALBUM RELEASE TOUR
    1821 W. Hubbard Street Suite 307
    Chicago, IL 60612
    USA
    773-929-2174
  • Doors 8pm, 8:30 show
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Excited to play in Chicago to kick off my Sam Blakeslee Quintet "Selective Coverage" Album Release Tour at Fulton Street Collective. 

    Featuring: 

    Dan Bruce - guitar

    Ashley Summers - bass

    Chris Baker - drums

  • September 24, 2017
  • Dan Wilson Quintet Album Release Show
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 6pm
  • $15 ($30 concert + CD)
  • details+-
  • I'll be traveling back to Akron for the release of Dan Wilson's Live Album that we recorded last summer. Really excited about both the album and the show!

    Featuring:

    Dan Wilson - guitar

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone

    Theron Brown - piano

    Kip Reed - bass

    James Johnson - drums

  • September 8, 2017
  • w/ Dan Pugach Nonet
    Stowe Jazz Festival
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • I will be traveling to Stowe, VT at the Stowe Jazz Festival to play the bass trombone chair with one of my main musical collaborators Dan Pugach and his amazing nonet!

  • August 26, 2017
  • Rubber City Jazz & Blues Fest w/ Bobby Selvaggio's Red Rhinoceros
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 5pm
  • FREE
  • August 26, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet CD Release!
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 1:30 PM
  • FREE
  • details+-
  • I'm excited to be performing again at the Rubber City Jazz Festival in Akron, OH and this will also be the CD Release show for my upcoming album "Selective Coverage" with my quintet! There are free events all day, come on out!

    Featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/compositions

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Will Wedmedyk - vibraphone

    Dave Morgan - bass

    Dan Pugach - drums

  • July 12, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8pm
  • $12
  • details+-
  • This will be my last gig under my name as an Ohio resident! Would love to see a lot of folks out!

    featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/compositions

    Dan Bruce - guitar

    Will Wedmedyk - vibraphone

    Dave Morgan - bass

    Anthony Taddeo - percussion/drums

  • July 6, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group w/ special guests Dan Pugach and Nicole Zuraitis
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Come down to Blu Jazz for the LAST Blu Jazz Big Band Residency before I move to NYC! Featuring special guests Dan Pugach and Nicole Zuraitis!!

  • June 23, 2017
  • "Balancing Act" Live Album Recording w/ Dan Wilson Quintet
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • Sets at 7pm and 9:30pm
  • $30
  • details+-
  • I'm incredibly honored to be on Akron-guitarist Dan Wilson's next album in a very special live recording at my favorite club on the planet Blu Jazz. Dan has assembled and absolutely incredibly band with:

    Dan Wilson - guitar/compositions

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone

    Sullivan Fortner - piano

    Ivan Taylor - bass

    Xavier Breaker - drums

    Make sure to get tickets ahead of time, I'm sure this one will be a sell out! 

  • June 1, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group w/ special guest Dan Wilson
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • I'm excited to be teaming up with Dan Wilson again for the June installment of the Sam Blakeslee Large Group. Also joining us will be a power house rhythm section of Kip Reed on electric bass and NYC drummer and composer Dan Pugach on drums. 

  • May 25, 2017
  • Justin Mullens/Dan Pugach Big Band
    367 Bedford Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11211
    718-384-1654
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • I'm excited to head back to NYC to play with the Justin Mullens/Dan Pugach Big Band at Williamsburg Music Center with an absolutely stellar band!

    Sam Hoyt, Andy Gravish, David Smith, Justin Mullens - trumpets

    Mike Fahie, Brian Drye, Sam Blakeslee, Max Seigel - trombones

    Andrew Gould, Caleb Curtis, Peter Hess, Mike McGinnis, Andrew Gutauskas - woodwinds

    Brandon Coleman - guitar
    Tamir Shmerling - bass
    Dan Pugach - drums

  • May 4, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group w/ special guest Dominick Farinacci
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 7pm
  • $15
  • details+-
  • For another month of the Blu Jazz Big Band Residency w/ the Sam Blakeslee Large Group, Tri-C JazzFest and Blu Jazz team up to present "Exploring Ellington" with special guest Dominick Farinacci. The Tri-C Next Gen Little Big Band will be opening for us, come out to see a wealth of young jazz talent right here in Northeast Ohio!

  • April 9, 2017
  • Solon Jazz Festival w/ The Sam Blakeslee Large Group feat. James Morrison
    33600 Inwood Dr, Solon, OH 44139
  • 7pm
  • $20
  • details+-
  • The Sam Blakeslee Large Group will serve as the house jazz orchestra for the Solon HS Jazz Festival this Spring. We will be performing in a very special concert with trumpet/trombone virtuoso James Morrison from Australia. He does not come to the USA often, so check him out while he's in town!

  • April 8, 2017
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Michael Philip Mossman
    1501 Euclid Ave # 200
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    216-771-4444
  • details+-
  • Night #2 with the CJO and Michael Philip Mossman, but at the Ohio Theater in Playhouse Square!

  • April 7, 2017
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Michael Philip Mossman
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • Back at it again with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring one of NYC's most established and in-demand composers, arrangers, and trumpeters, Michael Philip Mossman!

  • April 6, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group: Celebrating the Music of the Village Vanguard
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • For the monthly residency at Blu Jazz, we will be delving into the music of some of my favorite composers of the infamous Monday Night big band at the Village Vanguard that has been happening every week since 1966! We will be playing the compositions of Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, and Jim McNeely, hope to see you there!

  • April 2, 2017
  • East Central Jazz Educators All-Star Big Band
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 6pm
  • $15/$20
  • details+-
  • This is a special group put together by Kent Engelhardt and Stephen Enos that is comprised of many of the leading jazz educators in the Ohio and Western Pennsylvania area. We will be performing music from Tadd Dameron's "The Magic Touch" recording. This group will be recording in May, stay tuned for details!

  • March 30, 2017
  • East Central Jazz Educators All-Star Big Band
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 7pm
  • details+-
  • This is a special group put together by Kent Engelhardt and Stephen Enos that is comprised of many of the leading jazz educators in the Ohio and Western Pennsylvania area. We will be performing music from Tadd Dameron's "The Magic Touch" recording. This group will be recording in May, stay tuned for details!

  • March 24, 2017
  • w/ Dan Wilson Quintet
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • details+-
  • I'm honored to be performing with guitarist Dan Wilson, currently the guitarist in the Joey DeFrancesco Trio. Personnel TBA

  • March 23, 2017
  • Blu Jazz Jam Session
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • no cover
  • details+-
  • I'll be filling in for Theron Brown this month at the Blu Jazz Jam Session with Jordan McBride on bass and Zaire Darden on drums. Come on out and bring your horn!

  • March 19, 2017
  • w/ Reclamation Band
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • w/ Kevin Martinez' Reclamation Band:

    Chris Coles - alto saxohpone

    Kevin Martinez - bass/compositions

    Anthony Taddeo - drums

  • March 14, 2017
  • Guest Artist w/ Solon HS Jazz Ensembles
    33600 Inwood Dr, Solon, OH 44139
  • 8pm
  • details+-
  • I'm excited to be the guest artist for the Solon HS Jazz Ensembles for the Spring of 2017! We will be premiering a new commission of mine from Solon HS entitled "Blues For Stevie."

  • March 2, 2017
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group w/ Bluelight
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • I'm excited to team up with Akron-based neo-soul/hip-hop group Bluelight as part as my monthly residency at Blu Jazz!

    Featuring:

    Jul Big Green - emcee

    Aaron Janik - trumpet

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/arrangements

    Mark Mauldin - tuba/sousaphone

    Chris Coles - alto saxophone

    Matt Segall - tenor saxophone

    Brad Wagner - bass clarinet

    Philip Anderson - piano/voice/compositions

    Matt DeRubertis - bass

    Holbrook Riles - drums

  • February 25, 2017
  • w/ George Delancey
    Eagle's Club
    Cambridge, OH
  • details+-
  • Night #2 with George's group at the Eagle's Club in Cambridge, OH!

  • February 24, 2017
  • w/ George Delancey
    2539 E 5th Ave
    Columbus, OH
    614-397-5540
  • 8pm
  • $20 suggested donation
  • details+-
  • I'll be appearing with NYC bassist George Delancey's groups at Bungalow Jazz in Columbus with a stellar band from all over the place:

    Mike Sailors - trumpet (NYC)

    Jordan Pettay - alto saxophone (NYC)

    Johnny Cochran - tenor saxophone (Cleveland)

    Craig Jackson - baritone saxophone (Dayton)

    George Delancey - bass (NYC)

    Cedric Easton - drums

  • December 4, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Tour!
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Final night of the tour, hope to see you there!

  • December 2, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Tour!
    1211 Mishawaka Ave
    South Bend, IN 46615
    (574) 329-3430
  • 8pm
  • $10 advanced/$13 door/$8 students
  • details+-
  • Last year the quintet performance at Merrimans Playhouse was one to remember! Stephen and Mary are wonderful people and have cultivated a truly amazing concert space in South Bend!

  • December 1, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Tour!
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Night #2 of the tour will part of my "First Thursday" Residency at Blu Jazz, I'm always excited to bring this group to Northeast Ohio!

  • November 30, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Tour!
    The Golden Mean
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Hitting the road again with the Sam Blakeslee Quintet in anticipation of the release of my debut album. Our first stop will be at The Golden Mean in Cincinnati!

    w/ 

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Jorn Swart - piano

    Cory Todd - bass

    Dan Pugach - drums

  • November 20, 2016
  • Clinic @ The Golden Mean
    The Golden Mean
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • I'll be back in Cincinnati for the weekend and will be giving a clinic in improvisation and composition at The Golden Mean, stay tuned for more details!

     

     

  • November 1, 2016
  • Dan Pugach Big Band feat. Sam Blakeslee
    18 Whitwell Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • 8pm
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • I'm looking forward to heading back to NYC to play with one of my favorite musicians, bandleaders, and one of my closest friends Dan Pugach in the debut performance of his big band! Stay posted for the line-up, I'm sure it will be ridiculous! 

  • October 28, 2016
  • Brandon Coleman Quartet + Sam Blakeslee
    The Golden Mean
    Cincinnati, OH
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • I'll be heading down to the best new venue for creative music in Cincinnati, The Golden Mean, to play with the Brandon Coleman Quartet! Eric Wurzelbacher's new group will be opening for us at 8pm!

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Keigo Hirakawa - piano

    Matt Wiles - bass

    Jeff Mellot - drums

  • October 6, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee/Dan Pugach Tentet feat. Dave Smith, Jorn Swart, and Cory Todd
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Glad to be playing another show with the Tentet in Akron at Blu Jazz as part of my monthly residency!

  • October 4, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee/Dan Pugach Tentet feat. Dave Smith, Jorn Swart, and Cory Todd
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8pm
  • $12
  • details+-
  • I'm excited to be teaming up with drummer/composer/arranger Dan Pugach to bring NYC jazz musicians Dave Smith (trumpet), Jorn Swart (piano), and Cory Todd (bass) to the Bop Stop with a ten-piece group featuring a great cast of Northeast Ohio musicians!

    Featuring:

    Bobby Selvaggio, Chris Coles, Brad Wagner - woodwinds

    Dave Smith - trumpet/flugelhorn

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone/compositions

    Mark Mauldin - bass trombone/tuba

    Dan Bruce - guitar

    Jorn Swart - piano

    Cory Todd - bass

    Dan Pugach - drums/compositions

  • September 11, 2016
  • w/ The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano!
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8pm
  • $25
  • details+-
  • Going to be a great way to close out a fantastic weekend with Joe Lovano and the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra at one of my favorite venues in the world, The Bop Stop!

  • September 10, 2016
  • Cleveland Jazz Orchestra w/ Joe Lovano!
    2067 E 14th St
    Cleveland, OH 44115, OH 44115
    (216) 241-6000
  • 8pm
  • details+-
  • Night two at the beautiful Hanna Theater with Joe Lovano and the CJO! 

  • September 8, 2016
  • w/ The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Joe Lovano!
    2067 E 14th St
    Cleveland, OH 44115, OH 44115
    (216) 241-6000
  • 8pm
  • details+-
  • Words can't express how excited I am to play with one of my longtime heroes Joe Lovano for three nights in a row! For more info check out the CJO's website:

    Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

  • September 3, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    South Euclid Jazz Fest
  • 2pm
  • details+-
  • I'm excited to be performing at the South Euclid Jazz Fest for the first time, stay tuned for more details!

  • September 1, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • August 27, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    Maiden Lane
    Akron, OH
  • 4-4:45
  • details+-
  • The Sam Blakeslee Large Group will be playing at the inaugural Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival in Akron, OH. It will be featuring some really great acts of local and national artists. Come down and witness the renaissance in Akron! 

  • August 4, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group feat. Bill Dobbins
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • I'm very honored to get to share the stage with renowned pianist, composer, and educator Bill Dobbins! It is presented in partnership with the Blu Jazz Masterclass Foundation and he will give a masterclass at 7pm. You definitely want to check this one out! We will be performing a lot of his original works for big band and will be premiering some new works of mine.

  • July 30, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Quartet
    3700 Massillon Rd #220
    Uniontown, OH 44685
    USA
  • 8-11pm
  • details+-
  • w/ Theron Brown on piano, Aidan Plank on bass, and Dan Fernandez on drums.

  • July 22, 2016
  • Reclamation Band
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • This will be the first performance of a brand new project from Kevin Martinez featuring myself, Chris Coles (alto saxophone), Kevin Martinez (bass) and Anthony Taddeo (drums/percussion). 

  • July 14, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet
    212 E 52nd St
    NY, NY 10022
    (646) 918-6189
  • 11:30pm-1am
  • $10
  • details+-
  • I'm excited to play at Club Bonafide for the first time in NYC with my quintet! It's always a special treat to get to play with these guys!

     

    w/ Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Jorn Swart - piano

    Cory Todd - bass

    Dan Pugach - drums

  • July 14, 2016
  • w/ Nicole Zuraitis
    55 Christopher St.
    New York, NY 10001
  • 7-9
  • No Cover!
  • details+-
  • Glad to be back in NYC and playing at the 55 Bar with Nicole Zuraitis (voice and compositions), Idan Morim (guitar), Alex Busby-Smith (bass), and Dan Pugach (drums)!

  • July 7, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • May 14, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • This will be a very special night at the Bop Stop! It will be part of the neighborhood event "An Evening in Ohio City" which will have around 500 people coming in and out of the Bop Stop for the day. The Admirables will be playing a set right before us, so come out for a great hang and some killer music!

     

     

  • May 7, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee's TRIFECTA
    301 River Road
    Maumee, OH 43537
    419-794-8205
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • I'll be back at Degage Jazz Cafe with my trio project TRIFECTA! Featuring Dan Pappalardo (bass) and Zaire Darden (drums)!

  • April 30, 2016
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
    2067 E 14th St
    Cleveland, OH 44115, OH 44115
    (216) 241-6000
  • 8pm
  • April 7, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group featuring Dan Pugach, Nicole Zuraitis, and Nadav Remez
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 7pm Tri-C Jazz Prep Ensemble, 8pm SBLG
  • $15
  • details+-
  • Co-presented by Tri-C Jazz Fest and Blu Jazz+ the Sam Blakeslee Large Group will continue the residency at Blu Jazz with three very special guest artists from NYC Dan Pugach, Nicole Zuraitis, and Nadav Remez! The first set will feature original compositions of all the guest artists and the second set we will be playing Kenny Wheeler's "Sweet Time Suite," one of my favorite pieces of music! The Tri-C Jazz Prep Ensemble will be doing an opening set at 7pm featuring some of the best young up and coming jazz musicians in Northeast Ohio. It's going to be a very special night, hope to see you there!

     

  • April 2, 2016
  • w Sam Blakeslee's TRIFECTA
    301 River Road
    Maumee, OH 43537
    USA
    419.794.8205
  • 8pm
  • details+-
  • Night #2 of our weekend at Degage Jazz Cafe and this brand new project!

    w/ Dan Pappalardo (bass) and Zaire Darden (drums)

  • April 1, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee's TRIFECTA
    301 River Rd
    Maumee, OH 43537
    USA
    (419) 794-8205
  • 8pm
  • details+-
  • I'll be traveling to the Toledo area to play at a new venue called Dégagé Jazz Cafe for a whole weekend! It will be the debut performance of my new project TRIFECTA featuring some of my favorite musicians on the planet with Dan Pappalardo on bass and Zaire Darden on drums. Come out and support this great new venue!

  • March 18, 2016
  • Ed Bittle Memorial Concert
    University of Akron
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • I will be participating in a University of Akron Jazz Studies Alumni Concert honoring the late Ed Bittle, who tirelessly supported the University of Akron Jazz Festival as well as countless guest artist and masterclasses throughout the years. 

  • March 3, 2016
  • Blu Jazz Big Band Residency w/ The Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8-11pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Month 3 of the residency at Blu Jazz+ with the Sam Blakeslee Large Group!

    Featuring:

    Bobby Selvaggio, Nathan Davis, Chris Coles, Johnny Cochran, Brad Wagner - woodwinds

    Sam Blakeslee, Chris Anderson, Zach Warren, Mark Mauldin - trombones

    Scott McKee, Aaron Janik, Joe Badaczweski, Jack Schantz - trumpets

    Theron Brown - piano

    Joshua Rossner - guitar

    Dan Pappalardo - bass

    Dustin May - drums

  • February 21, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Tour!
    1660 Blue Rock St
    Cincinnati, OH 45223
    USA
  • 8pm
  • Under 21 $5
  • details+-
  • I'm excited to be playing in Cincinnati for the first time at a great new venue, Urban Artifact! I know the band will be tearing the music apart!

    w/ 

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Jorn Swart - piano

    Cory Todd - bass

    Dan Pugach - drums

     

  • February 20, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Tour!
    1211 Mishawaka Ave
    South Bend, IN 46615
    USA
    574-329-3430
  • 8pm
  • $13, $8 Students
  • details+-
  • I'm pumped to travel to South Bend, IN for the first time as stop #3 of this great tour!

    featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone

    Brandon Coleman - guitar

    Jorn Swart - piano

    Cory Todd - bass

    Dan Pugach - drums

  • February 19, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Tour!
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • We're excited to be back in Cleveland at The Bop Stop for night #2 of the the tour!

    Featuring:

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone & compositions

    Brandon Coleman (Cincinnatti) - guitar

    Jorn Swart (The Netherlands/NYC) - piano

    Cory Todd (NYC) - bass

    Dan Pugach (Israel/NYC) - drums

  • February 18, 2016
  • Masterclass/Clinic Presented by Youngstown Jazz Collective
    Youngstown State University
    Youngstown, OH 44505
    (330) 742 - 2307
  • 1-3pm
  • details+-
  • The quintet will be heading to my alma mater for a short performance and masterclass with some great students enrolled in the Jazz Studies Program!

     

     

  • February 17, 2016
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet Tour!
    The Sco
    135 West Lorain Street
    Oberlin, OH 44074
    USA
    (440) 775-8106
  • 8pm
  • details+-
  • We'll be kicking of a great tour at The Sco at Oberlin Conservatory with a great quintet featuring some of my favorite musicians from all over the place! Come on out!

    Featuring:

    Brandon Coleman - guitar (Cincinnati)

    Jorn Swart - piano (The Netherlands/NYC)

    Cory Todd - (NYC)

    Dan Pugach - (Israel, NYC)

  • February 13, 2016
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Dominick Farinacci
    2067 E 14th St
    Cleveland, OH 44115, OH 44115
    (216) 241-6000
  • 8pm
  • February 12, 2016
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Domninck Farinacci
    2067 E 14th St
    Cleveland, OH 44115, OH 44115
    (216) 241-6000
  • 8pm
  • February 4, 2016
  • Blu Jazz Monthly Big Band Residency w/ The Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8-11pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Month 2 of the residency at Blu Jazz+  with the Sam Blakeslee Large Group! 

    Featuring:

    Chris Coles, Nathan Davis, Matt Segall, Johnny Cochran, Brad Wagner - woodwinds

    Sam Blakeslee, Chris Anderson, Zach Warren, Mark Mauldin - trombones

    Scott McKee, Ashley Hale, Joe Badaczweski, Jack Schantz - trumpets

    Theron Brown - piano

    Joshua Rossner - guitar

    Dan Pappalardo - bass

    Dustin May - drums

  • January 29, 2016
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra featuring Wayne Bergeron
    Solon High School
    33600 Inwood Dr
    Solon, OH 44139
    USA
    (440) 349-6230
  • 8pm
  • January 15, 2016
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
    1148 Main Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
  • 8pm
  • January 7, 2016
  • Blu Jazz Big Band Residency w/ The Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8-11pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • I'm incredibly excited to start off the montly residency at one of the best venues around with the Sam Blakeslee Large Group! We have some very special things planned for the residency so stay tuned! 

    Featuring:

    Bobby Selvaggio, Nathan Davis, Chris Coles, Johnny Cochran, Brad Wagner - woodwinds

    Sam Blakeslee, Chris Anderson, Zach Warren, Mark Mauldin - trombones

    Scott McKee, Ashley Hale, Joe Badaczweski, Jack Schantz - trumpets

    Theron Brown - piano

    Joshua Rossner - guitar

    Dave Morgan - bass

    Dustin May - drums

  • December 21, 2015
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
    15711 Waterloo Rd
    Cleveland, OH 44110
  • 8pm
  • December 20, 2015
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
    Chagrin Federated Church
    76 Bell St
    Chagrin Falls, OH 44022
    USA
  • 2pm
  • December 13, 2015
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8pm
  • December 13, 2015
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
    2067 E 14th St
    Cleveland, OH 44115, OH 44115
    (216) 241-6000
  • 2pm
  • December 12, 2015
  • w/ Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
    2067 E 14th St
    Cleveland, OH 44115, OH 44115
    (216) 241-6000
  • 8pm
  • December 11, 2015
  • w/Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
    Hanna Theater
    2067 E 14th St
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    USA
    216-241-5490
  • 8pm
  • December 4, 2015
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    Bop Stop
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8pm
  • $15
  • details+-
  • Come out to the Bop Stop for a great night of music with the Sam Blakeslee Large Group. We will be doing a TON of new music we can't wait to share it with you! Check out this line up!

    Bobby Selvaggio, Nathan Davis, Chris Coles, Johnny Cochran, Brad Wagner - woodwinds

    Scott McKee, Joe Badaczewski, Ashley Hale, Jack Schantz - trumpets

    Sam Blakeslee, Zach Warren, Chris Anderson, Scott Garlock - trombones

    Joshua Rosner - guitar

    Theron Brown - piano

    Dave Morgan - bass

    Dustin May - drums

  • November 7, 2015
  • w/Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
    Hanna Theater
    2067 E 14th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    216-241-5490
  • 8pm
  • August 21, 2015
  • No Words Quintet
    15425 Detroit Avenue
    Lakewood, OH 44107
    216-226-8275
  • TBA
  • August 1, 2015
  • George Delancey Ensemble
    2539 East Fifth Avenue 43219
    Columbus, OH 43219
    USA
    614-397-5540
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • I'll be traveling to my hometown of Columbus for night two of George's run though Ohio. Bungalow Jazz is a great and intimate venue run by Becky Ogden, a tireless supporter of the jazz scene in Columbus. Hope to see you there!

  • July 31, 2015
  • George Delancey Ensemble
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8-11
  • $10
  • details+-
  • I'm very excited to be playing with one of my first musical colleagues growing up in Columbus, George Delancey! He is an absolute monster bass player now residing in NYC. The band will consist of NE Ohio staple Theron Brown on piano and Columbus-based drummer Cedric Easton! Come on out!

  • July 30, 2015
  • Sam Blakeslee Sextet
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    United States
    2167714444
  • 8-11pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Can't wait to hit with this killer line up!

    Chris Coles - alto saxophone

    Johnny Cochran - tenor saxophone

    Theron Brown - piano

    Dan Pappalardo - bass

    Zaire Darden - drums

  • July 17, 2015
  • Sam Blakeslee and Dale Rothenberg
    Uncorked Wine Bar
    22 N High St
    Akron, OH 44308
    USA
    (330) 374-1850
  • 8:30-11
  • details+-
  • I'll be joined by pianist Dale Rothenberg at Uncorked Wine Bar in the Historic Arts District of Akron! 

  • July 16, 2015
  • Sam Bl
    Fairview Park Concert Series
    Fairview Park
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    USA
  • 7-9pm
  • details+-
  • Come down to Fairview Park in Ohio City for the debut performance of a new quartet of mine with Russel Gelmah-Sheehan (guitar), Dan Pappalardo (bass), and Dustin May (drums)! It's gonna be a good one!

  • June 24, 2015
  • Sam Blakeslee Quartet
    Pub Bricco
    1841 Merriman Rd
    Akron, OH 44313
    USA
    (330) 869-0035
  • 7:30-10:30
  • details+-
  • I'll be joined by Theron Brown, Dan Pappalardo, and Dan Fernandez for a great night of standards. No cover, so come on out!

  • June 19, 2015
  • Dan Pugach Nonet
    Blu Jazz+
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    United States
    3302521190
  • 8-11
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • Excited for my great friend from NYC, drummer and composer Dan Pugach to come back to Ohio! He'll be leading his nonet with an all-star NE Ohio group featuring:

    Chris Coles - alto saxophone

    Johnny Cochran - tenor saxophone

    Brad Wagner - baritone saxophone

    Jack Schantz - trumpet

    Sam Blakeslee - trombone

    Theron Brown - piano

    Dan Pappalardo - bass

  • June 11, 2015
  • w/ Bobby Selvaggio's Hendectet
    House Concert
    TBA
  • TBA
  • June 5, 2015
  • Bobby Selvaggio Hendectet
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8-11
  • $15
  • details+-
  • Come out to the Bop Stop for Bobby Selvaggio's 11 piece chamber jazz group! Great writing and amazing players, hope to see you there!

  • May 31, 2015
  • w/ Jim Funnell's Word Out
    Whynot Jazz Room
    14 Christopher St
    New York, NY 10014
    United States
    6467564145
  • TBA
  • $10
  • May 28, 2015
  • Dan Pugach Quintet
    14 Christopher St
    New York, NY 10014
    United States
    6467564145
  • TBA
  • $10
  • May 16, 2015
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8-11pm
  • $18
  • details+-
  • I'm VERY excited to be bringing my big band of all original music to Blu Jazz+ in Akron. I'll be writing a bunch of new music for the occasion and joining me will be some of the midwest's most talented musicians! You definitely don't want to miss this one!!

    featuring:

    Bobby Selvaggio, Nathan Davis, Chris Coles, Johnny Cochran, Brad Wagner - woodwinds

    Joe Badaczewski, Steve Enos, Aaron Janik, Tom Lehman - trumpets

    Myself, Zach Warren, Chris Anderson, Mark Mauldin - trombones

    Joshua Rosner - guitar    Theron Brown - piano    Dave Morgan - bass    Dustin May - drums

  • May 15, 2015
  • No Words Quintet
    The Bop Stop
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    United States
    2167714444
  • 8-11
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Looking forward to another performance with one of my favorite group, the No Words Quintet, a collaborative effort with Bobby Selvaggio, Theron Brown, Cory Todd, and Dustin May!

  • April 24, 2015
  • w/ Shannon Eller Sextet
    The Bop Stop
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    United States
    2167714444
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • April 10, 2015
  • w/ Cleveland Brass Works
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8-11pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • I'll be playing at the Bop Stop with one of the area's most eclectic groups Cleveland Brass Works, which is a brass quintet that plays a mixture of classical, jazz, funk, and latin music. 

  • March 14, 2015
  • Jacob Deaton Quintet
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    (216) 771-6551
  • 8-11pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • I'll be performing with Jacob on his second show in Ohio at the Bop Stop with

    Bobby Selvaggio - alto saxophone

    Dan Pappalardo - bass

    Dan Fernandez - bass

     

  • March 12, 2015
  • No Words Quintet feat. Jacob Deaton
    Music Box Supper Club
    1148 Main Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    USA
    (216) 242-1250
  • 8pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Guitarist Jacob Deaton will be joining the No Words Quintet all the way from Atlanta, GA to perform at one of Cleveland's newest venues The Music Box Supper Club. This venue is a great new spot with stellar views of downtown, Cuyahoga River, and Lake Erie. Definitely worth checking out! 

    with:

    Bobby Selvaggio - alto saxophone

    Theron Brown - piano

    Cory Todd - bass

    Dustin May - drums

  • March 11, 2015
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet
    14 Christopher St
    New York, NY 10014
    USA
    (646) 756-4145
  • 9-11:30
  • details+-
  • This will be my second show to my tour to NYC! I'm excited to bring a stellar group of musicians to one of the newest jazz clubs in the Village, Whynot Jazz Room. Joining me will be some great friends both from Ohio and NYC.

    with:

    Nadav Remez - guitar

    Julian Shore - piano

    Cory Todd - bass

    Dan Pugach - drums

  • March 9, 2015
  • Sam Blakeslee Sextet
    227 Adam Clayton Powell
    New York, NY 10030
    212-690-7807
  • 10-11pm
  • details+-
  • Excited to be returning to NYC to play at the Shrine with an absolutely killing group featuring some music of of mine and Dan Pugach!

    with:

    Steve Kortyka - tenor saxophone  

    Eden Bareket - baritone saxophone    

    Jorn Swart - piano  

    Scott Colberg - bass  

    Dan Pugach - drums

  • February 20, 2015
  • w/ Shannon Eller Sextet
    Blu Jazz+
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    United States
    3302521190
  • 8-11
  • $12
  • February 7, 2015
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group feat. Nadav Remez
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    United States
    2167714444
  • 7:30-10:30
  • $15
  • details+-
  • Couldn't be more excited to wrap up Nadav's tour of Ohio at the amazing Bop Stop with my favorite ensemble, the Sam Blakeslee Large Group!

    Bobby Selvaggio, Nathan-Paul Davis, Chris Coles, Johnny Cochran, Brad Wagner - woodwinds

    Aaron Janik, Stephen Enos, Tom Lehman, Ashley Hale - trumpet

    Sam Blakeslee, Zach Warren, Chris Anderson, Mark Mauldin - trombones

    Theron Brown - piano   Nadav Remez - guitar   Dave Morgan - bass   Dustin May- Drums

  • February 6, 2015
  • Sam Blakeslee Quintet feat. Nadav Remez
    176 East Main Street
    Kent, OH 44240
    USA
    (330) 678-9463
  • 7:30-10:30
  • details+-
  • Come out for a great band and we will be playing a ton of new music!

    w/ Nadav Remez - guitar, Theron Brown - piano, Dan Pappalardo - bass, and Zaire Darden - drums

  • February 5, 2015
  • w/ Nadav Remez Quartet
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    USA
    (330) 252-1190
  • 8-11
  • $12
  • details+-
  • Looking forward to playing at this great venue with two of my great friends from NYC with Nadav Remez on guitar and Dan Pugach on drums. Dan Pappalardo will be holding down the bass!!

  • February 4, 2015
  • Blu Jazz Monthly Big Band Residency w/ The Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    47 East Market Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    3302521190
  • 8-11pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Month 2 of the residency at Blu Jazz+  with the Sam Blakeslee Large Group! 

    Featuring:

    Chris Coles, Nathan Davis, Matt Segall, Johnny Cochran, Brad Wagner - woodwinds

    Sam Blakeslee, Chris Anderson, Zach Warren, Mark Mauldin - trombones

    Scott McKee, Ashley Hale, Joe Badaczweski, Jack Schantz - trumpets

    Theron Brown - piano

    Joshua Rossner - guitar

    Dave Morgan - bass

    Dustin May - drums

  • February 4, 2015
  • Sam Blakeslee Trio
    26 East 5th Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43201
    USA
  • 8-11
  • details+-
  • I'm very excited to be joined by Nadav Remez, a great friend and fabulous guitar player from NYC that I met this past summer at the Banff Centre in Alberta! Also joining me will be another great friend from NYC Dan Pugach who I met at Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead in 2011. This will be the first of four shows featuring these guys in Ohio and I'm happy to start it off in my hometown!

    www.nadavremez.com

    www.danpugach.com

  • January 24, 2015
  • w/ Nicole Zuraitis
    55 Christopher St.
    New York, NY 10001
  • 6-9pm
  • details+-
  • I'm very excited to be playing at one of the most famous jazz clubs in NYC with vocalist Nicole Zuraitis featuring Hagar Ben Ari on bass and Dan Pugach!

  • January 19, 2015
  • w/ Jim Funnel & Dan Pugach
    227 Adam Clayton Powell
    New York, NY 10030
    212-690-7807
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • Excited to be playing back in NYC with one of my favorite musicians, Dan Pugach on drums and Jim Funnel on Piano!

  • January 18, 2015
  • Bobby Selvaggio Hendectet
    Hudson Library
    96 Library Street
    Hudson, OH 44236
    USA
    (330) 653-6658
  • 7pm
  • TBA
  • January 16, 2015
  • w/ Bobby Selvaggio Hendectet
    2920 Detroit Ave Cleveland, Ohio
  • 7:30-10:30
  • TBA
  • January 10, 2015
  • w/ Brad Wagner Sextet
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    United States
    2167714444
  • 7:30-10:30
  • $10
  • details+-
  • Looking forward to playing with a great group put together by Brad Wagner in a tribute to Keith Jarrett and Kenny Wheeler!

     

  • November 22, 2014
  • Sam Blakeslee Quartet
    47 E Market St
    Akron, OH 44308
    USA
    330-252-1190
  • 7:30-11pm
  • $8
  • details+-
  • Come out to Akron's new amazing venue Blu Jazz+!! I'll be playing with:

    Matt Segall - tenor saxophone

    Dan Pappalardo - bass

    Zaire Darden - drums

  • November 21, 2014
  • SAM BLAKESLEE LARGE GROUP
    2920 Detroit Ave Cleveland, Ohio
  • 7:30-10:30
  • $15
  • details+-
  • Words cannot express how excited I am for the return of my 17 piece jazz orchestra! We will be doing several new compositions of mine as well as several charts from other people in the group. Check out this line up!

    Saxophones: Bobby Selvaggio, Nathan-Paul Davis, Chris Coles, Johnny Cochran, Brad Wagner

    Trombones: Jason Hadgis, Myself, Chris Anderson, Mark Mauldin

    Trumpets: Scott McKee, Steve Enos, Joe Badaczewski, Jack Schantz

    Theron Brown - Piano 

    Josh Rosner - Guitar

    Dave Morgan - Bass

    Zaire Darden - Drums

  • November 15, 2014
  • w/ Heritage Jazz Orchestra
    Cleveland State University
    2121 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115
  • TBA
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • Come out to a showcase of NE Ohio jazz composers! We will be playing some of my compositions!

  • November 9, 2014
  • Sam Blakeslee Quartet
    111 N Main St Akron, Ohio
  • 6-8
  • No Cover!
  • details+-
  • w/ Theron Brown, Cory Todd, and Zaire Darden!!

  • October 18, 2014
  • No Words Quintet
    2920 Detroit Ave Cleveland, Ohio
  • 7:30-10:30
  • $10
  • details+-
  • w/ Bobby Selvaggio, Theron Brown, Cory Todd, and Dustin May

  • October 9, 2014
  • No Words Quintet
    111 N Main St
    Akron, OH
  • 8-10
  • No Cover!
  • details+-
  • w/ Bobby Selvaggio, Theron Brown, Cory Todd, and Dustin May!

  • October 8, 2014
  • Sam/Chris/Nathan/Dan/Zaire
    1841 Merriman Rd
    Akron, OH 44313
  • 7:30-10:30
  • No Cover!
  • details+-
  • Come hear some of NE Ohio's best musicians alongside with some of Oberlin Conservatory's best!

  • September 20, 2014
  • No Words Quintet
    3820 Superior Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44114
    (216) 485-3195
  • 7pm
  • $10
  • details+-
  • With the exciting No Words Quintet w/

    Bobby Selvaggio, Theron Brown, Cory Todd, and Dustin May!

  • August 9, 2014
  • w/ Jacob Deaton & Bobby Selvaggio
    660 Peachtree St.
    Atlanta, GA 30301
    404-876-3030
  • TBA
  • August 8, 2014
  • w/ Jacob Deaton & Bobby Selvaggio
    660 Peachtree St.
    Atlanta, GA 30301
    404-876-3030
  • TBA
  • July 24, 2014
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group!!
    13200 Madison Ave,
    Lakewood, OH 44107
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • Really excited for the second performance of my 16-piece group! We will be playing a lot of new original music!

  • July 11, 2014
  • w/ Bobby Selvaggio's Hendectet
    1501 Euclid Ave # 200
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    216-771-4444
  • June 28, 2014
  • w/ Ernie Krivda's Fat Tuesday Big Band
    2900 Community College Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    216/987-4400
  • 2:45 pm
  • May 10, 2014
  • w/ Art Gore Sextet
    The Blue Wisp
    318 E 8th St
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • May 9, 2014
  • w/ Dr. Freshbutter!
    Cedar's
    23 N. Hazel
    Youngstown, OH 44502
    330-743-6560
  • 12:45-2am
  • details+-
  • Playing with one of the best fusion groups in the area!

  • May 6, 2014
  • w/ Ernie Krivda's Fat Tuesday Big Band
    The Vosh
    1414 Riverside Dr
    Lakewood, OH
  • 7:30
  • $10
  • April 26, 2014
  • Sam Blakeslee Quartet
    The Secret Cellar
    176 East Main St
    Kent, OH 44240
    United States
  • 8-11
  • details+-
  • w/ 

    Lucas Kadish- Guitar

    Mike Forfia - Bass

    Dan Fernandez - Drums

  • April 25, 2014
  • w/ Fiscal Spliff
    740 W Superior Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44133
  • 9-12
  • $7
  • details+-
  • Playing with a great new Afro-Beat band in town!

  • February 20, 2014
  • w/ Shannon Eller Sextet
    47 E. Market Street Akron, OH 44308

    USA
    (330) 252-1190
  • 8-11
  • $12
  • February 11, 2014
  • w/ Bobby Selvaggio, Theron Brown, Dave Morgan, and Dustin May
    100 E Erie Street
    Kent, OH 44240
    USA
  • 7-10pm
  • February 10, 2014
  • w/ Mojo Big Band
    11609 Detroit Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44102
    216.226.2767
  • 8-11pm
  • $7
  • February 8, 2014
  • w/ Sean Jones & The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra
    2067 East 14th Street
    Cleveland, OH
  • 8pm
  • February 6, 2014
  • w/ Eclipse
    51 E Market St
    Akron, OH 44308
    330-374-1114
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • I'll be joining this hip-hop big band from Cincinnati for part of their midwest tour. You don't want to miss this!

  • February 4, 2014
  • w/ Ernie Krivda's Fat Tuesday Big Band
    1414 Riverside Dr
    Lakewood, OH
  • 7:30
  • $10
  • January 27, 2014
  • w/ Mojo Big Band
    11609 Detroit Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44102
    216.226.2767
  • 8-11pm
  • $7
  • January 25, 2014
  • Duo w/ Dave Morgan
    176 East Main St
    Kent, OH 44240
    USA
  • 8-11pm
  • January 22, 2014
  • Sam Blakeslee/Chris Coles Quintet
    111 N Main Street
    Akron, OH 44308
    USA
  • 8-10pm
  • details+-
  • Sam Blakeslee- Trombone

    Chris Coles- Alto Saxophone

    Brad Wagner- Tenor Saxophone

    Dave Morgan- Bass

    Dan Fernandez- Drums

  • January 20, 2014
  • w/ Mojo Big Band
    11609 Detroit Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44102
    216.226.2767
  • 8-11pm
  • $7
  • January 10, 2014
  • w/ Brad Wagner Sextet
    2920 Detroit Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    USA
    216-771-4444
  • 7:30-10:30
  • $10
  • November 11, 2013
  • Sam Blakeslee Group
    18 Whitwell Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
  • $8
  • November 5, 2013
  • Ernie Krivda's Fat Tuesday Big Band
    1414 Riverside Dr
    Lakewood, OH
  • 8:00 pm
  • $10
  • October 28, 2013
  • MOJO Big Band
    11609 Detroit Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44102
    216.226.2767
  • 8:00 pm
  • $7
  • October 24, 2013
  • Bobby Selvaggio's Hendectet
    27 N High Street
    Akron, OH 44308
  • 8:00 pm
  • $5
  • October 14, 2013
  • MOJO Big Band
    11609 Detroit Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44102
    216.226.2767
  • 8:00 pm
  • $7
  • October 10, 2013
  • Sam Blakeslee Large Group
    27 N High Street
    Akron, OH 44308
  • 8:00 pm
  • $7
  • details+-
  • Come see the debut of my new 16-piece jazz orchestra!!
  • October 7, 2013
  • Bone-a-fied Swing
    Ashland High School
  • 7:00 pm
  • October 5, 2013
  • Sammy Deleon/Jackie Warren Latin Jazz Sextet
    1841 Merriman Rd
    Akron, OH 44313
  • 8:00 pm
  • $10
  • October 1, 2013
  • Ernie Krivda's Fat Tuesday Big Band
    1414 Riverside Dr
    Lakewood, OH
  • 8:00 pm
  • $10
  • September 30, 2013
  • MOJO Big Band
    11609 Detroit Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44102
    216.226.2767
  • 8:00 pm
  • $7
  • Tuesday, March 27
  • w/ Dan Wilson Quintet
    740 W Superior Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44133
    USA
    216) 861-5299
  • 9-12pm
  • TBA
  • details+-
  • I'm honored to be playing with one of the area's finest, Dan Wilson (guitarist for the Grammy nominated organist Joey Defrancesco!) where we'll be playing the music Stevie Wonder! Lineup TBA

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