© 2019 by Sam Newbould



Sam Newbould | Saxophonist | Composer



Born and raised in the Northern English countryside, award winning saxophonist and composer Sam Newbould draws inspiration from the people and places that defined his upbringing. With an expressive and lyrical sound, Sam has placed himself strongly in the Dutch jazz scene. Thoughtful and imaginative, his passion for storytelling and desire to evoke emotion in the listener brings a freshness to his compositions.

Sam developed an early interest in the saxophone through his idols Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Sonny Rollins. Following a year of study at the Jazz Institute Berlin he completed his undergraduate degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Under the mentorship of Ben van Gelder, Jasper Blom and Dick Oatts, Sam developed a unique voice both as a performer and composer. His debut album, Blencathra, received critical acclaim.


Sam is the winner of the Keep an Eye Records 2019 and has been selected for the semi finals of the 2020 Dutch Jazz Competition. He will release a new album with his quintet entitled Bogus Notus in December 2020. 

Sam is thankful to Help Musicians UK and the Keep and Eye foundation for their support.


“A musical mosaic of futurist ideas and indie-jazz harmonies...a sound bridge between past and present” - Windout Magazine