"Sam Dunn is a wonderful musician on all levels. He has a wide, interesting repertoire, beautiful sound, and is equally compelling with ballads and burners. And with his fast ears and quick wit, he's great fun on the bandstand" - Judy Carmichael, US Pianist
"Keep playing those right chord changes, you sound great!" George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival
"Chicken-scratch guitar that sounds like the work of some disgustingly lecherous space cockerel" Jazzwise Magazine
Sam Dunn has recently relocated back to London after several years enjoying the creative scene in Yorkshire.
He's a regular performer at jazz clubs up and down the country, and beyond, and has recently toured nationally with Jon Shenoy's 'Draw by Four,' as well as Perpetual Motion Machine and his own quartet Teduloca. Recent performances have seen Sam play at Ronnie Scott's, The Albert Hall, the Cork Jazz Festival, The Vortex Jazz Club, Legnano Jazz Festival and many more.
He's performed with US pianist Judy Carmichael, with whom he toured Australia in 2014, and with guitarist Howard Alden, as well as a veritable who's who of British jazz, including Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Michael Garrick, Al Wood, and many more from his generation, such as Nadim Teimoori, Kate Peters, Jamie Taylor, Jon Shenoy and many more. He also plays with singer-songwriter Nina Clark, in her Alpha band, whose debut album has just been released.
Sam has recently accompanied Canadian bassist Olivier Babaz for an instructional video shoot for 'Discover Double Bass,' and is currently creating some instruction videos for Mike's Masterclasses. He is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music (MMus Jazz) and Leeds College of Music (BAHons Jazz) and welcomes enquiries from prospective students, both online and in person.
He plays a Benedetto Bravo Deluxe, a 1966 Gibson ES175, a 1952 Gibson ES125, a Collings i35lc and a K-Line Telecaster. He uses a Mambo Amp, and for louder gigs a Supro Coronado. He uses Thomastik Infeld strings and Hawk picks.