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"Mind-blowing, sometimes introverted and intimate and then exuberant again"

- SWN Talent Award (NL)

an inspired and immersive narrative, sincerely relayed and exquisitely performed"

- UK Vibe (UK)

"Newbould's lyrical qualities in particular make the compositions of his quintet so strong"

- Volkskrant (NL)

“the group dynamic is masterful and its inherent charm is thickly underlined on every arrangement. Chapeau!”

- Jazzism (NL)

"There's a spacious confidence in the arrangements, a trust in the magic touch of his band, that turns them into gentle giants of melody and rich harmony."
- Jazzwise (UK) 

Sam Newbould - alto saxophone and compositions
 Bernard van Rossum - tenor saxophone
Xavi Torres - piano 
Jort Terwijn - bass
 Guy Salamon - drums


“A pearl in the jazz catch of the day” (NRC, NL) the Sam Newbould Quintet is an award winning international group based in Amsterdam.

Winner of the Keep an Eye Records 2019 and showcase artists at Injazz 2021, the band have been invited to perform at North Sea Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival (UK), BIMHUIS (NL), and Vortex (UK) amongst others. 

The band present their third album Homing in June 2024. Homing is inspired by - and named after - Newbould's temporary adoption of a Polish homing pigeon, as well as his own reflections on building a life abroad. Combining humour with sadness, drama with banality, and virtuosity with simplicity, Homing is Newbould’s most personal and unapologetically bold musical statement yet. ‘Unlike the homing pigeon, my feeling of home isn’t tied to a particular place anymore, and the album is inspired by that process of building a new feeling of home.’

Celebrated for his uninhibited approach to writing both in his native UK and in The Netherlands where he lives, Newbould brings along a celebrated group of musicians, each bandleaders in their own right, to present eleven original compositions packed with musical storytelling, now further embellished with vocals and clarinet.

Image of the album cover for Sam Newbould's upcoming release Homing

Homing 2024

Image of the album cover for Sam Newbould's 2021 release Bogus Notus

Bogus Notus 2021

Image of the album cover for Sam Newbould's 2019 release Blencathra

Blencathra 2019

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