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Sam Quintana Music Bass

Surrounded by music from an early age, Sam Quintana took up electric bass at 12 years old and double bass at 18. Since graduating from the jazz course at Leeds College of Music in 2014, he has become an active member of the city's thriving music scene. He has shared the stage with some of the finest musicians from across the UK and frequently performs alongside renowned artists from the jazz, folk and pop idioms. Live and recording credits include Jasmine Myra, Jamil Sheriff, Dave Walsh, Richard Iles, Matt Anderson, James Mainwaring, Nikki Iles, Ron Block, Mark Nightingale, Rory Ingham, Trevor Mires, Lianne Carroll, Stuart McCallum, Malcolm Strachan, Ian Thomas, Ross Stanley, Tom Ollendorff, Tim Giles, Dave Hamblett, Jiannis Pavlidis, Mark Chandler, Jim Corry, Edgar Jones, Jamie Taylor, Seb DeKrom, Alex Garnett, Shane Forbes, Fergus McCreadie, Stash Wyslouch, Joe K Walsh, Sami Braman, Allison De Groot, Dede Wyland, Tristan Scroggins, Alex Bone, Alexandra Ridout, Emma Rawicz, Deschanel Gordon amongst others.

As well as being an in demand sideman, Sam is a permanent member of an array of diverse creative projects which perform frequently around the UK. He has played at esteemed venues and festivals, embarked on lengthy tours and has several television appearances to his name. Sam also performs internationally and has played a number of venues and festivals all over Europe. Notable gigs include Ronnie Scott's, Glastonbury Festival, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, London Jazz Festival, Stockholm Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Residency.

Sam composes for and leads his own group 'Wandering Monster,' who are signed to 'Ubuntu Music', currently having released three records with the London based jazz label. 

As an educator Sam has years of tuition experience, has led workshops in schools and higher education institutions and works as a lecturer and accompanist at Leeds Conservatoire.

‘Wandering Monster can be justifiably proud of this excellent début. Leader Sam Quintana's writing is mature and evocative, and the standard of musicianship is remarkably high throughout... Quintana himself shines with a double bass solo that combines deep sonority with great dexterity and a strong melodic sense-'

- Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann

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