“a magnificent set that marks this a band to watch in 2020” - Jazz Views (UK)


“the group dynamic is superb, allowing Newbould's music to breathe, and underscoring its inherent charm on every number” - All About Jazz (US)

“it's all about quality, and that is with these musicians to the core” - Jazzism (NL)


Sam Newbould - alto saxophone and compositions

 Bernard van Rossum - tenor saxophone

Youngwoo Lee - piano 

Daniel Nagel - bass

 Guy Salamon - drums



"A magnificent set that marks this a band to watch in 2020"...the Sam Newbould Quintet is an award winning ensemble based in Amsterdam. Led by alto saxophonist Sam Newbould, the band features some of Europe's most exciting jazz musicians. Drawing together influences from Radiohead, Wayne Shorter, English folk, and 20th Century classical music, their sound mixes emotive melodies, lush harmony and progressive rock energy.


The band won the Keep an Eye Records 2019 and have been selected for the finals of the 2021 Dutch Jazz Competition. Recent concerts include the Bimhuis (NL), the Vortex (UK) and Amsterdam Jazz Festival. 







The band's second album 'Bogus Notus' is set to be released in March 2021 on ZenneZ records.

Bogus Notus is a made-up term that describes something beautiful and intriguing, yet awkward and unfitting. For Sam, it captures his upbringing in the North of England. For all it's beauty, the countryside is a place where harsh weather brings the threat of floods, modernity disrupts the status quo, and diverging from the social norm risks exile.


Mixing styles, crossing genres, merging folk melodicism with dark chords and heavy grooves, Bogus Notus spins together a joy of home mixed with the discomfort of being an outsider.

Pre-order Bogus Notus from ZenneZ Records

© 2019 by Sam Newbould