Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments
Ibanez SDGR Bass
Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass, with EMG JHZ passive pickups, Leo Quan Badass Bass Bridge IV, and DR Lo-Rider strings. Behringer UltraBass BX1200 amp.
Why did you begin studying music?
I began studying music because of my love for it. The sound a bass makes when provided the right groove is sweet sugar to my ears. I wanted to participate in the stuff I love listening to. I wanted to make a contribution to the world of music.
Bassist Sam Solomon
Located in Cherry Hill, NJ
What are you doing with music right now?
I am playing in the Cherry Hill West High School Jazz Ensemble, and jamming with friends. I played a show with 3 friends this past summer, and it was a blast.
Who are some of your influences?
Anthony Jackson, Jaco Pastorius, John Coltrane, Michael Peter Balzary, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Charles Mingus, George Benson, just to name a few.
Who do you/have you studied with?
My mentor Antonio Gandia. He’s taught me all 5 years of my bass playing era. I’ve also studied with Matt Cappy, a jazz trumpeter who has played with bands such as Jill Scott, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, and The Roots.
What do you plan on doing with music in the future?
I plan on gigging jazz venues and small shows.
Anything else you would like to add?
Contact me if you’d like to jam at 856-701-2645.
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