© 2019 by Sam Newbould

Sam Newbould Quintet



Sam Newbould alto saxophone | Bernard van Rossum tenor saxophone

Youngwoo Lee piano | Daniel Nagel bass | Guy Salamon drums

With earthy melodies, lush harmony and emotive improvisation, the Sam Newbould Quintet is an award winning ensemble that delivers a highly personal sound.


Sam's writing draws inspiration from his upbringing in the North of England. Intrigued by the places and people that defined his childhood, he aims to tell the story of each song and communicate his experiences through music. Drawn to the compositional styles of Kenny Wheeler, Django Bates and Wayne Shorter, he incorporates a kaleidoscope of genres into his compositions including jazz, English folk, 20th century classical music and progressive rock. 


Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Blencathra, the quintet will release their second album Bogus Notus in December 2020. Inspired by tales of extreme bike rides, faulty broadband, and backward voting, Bogus Notus takes listeners on a journey through the beautiful, mysterious and wild corners of the Northern English countryside.

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


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