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Samuel Taber

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About Samuel

London and South England based professional Trombonist
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Bass Trombonist

Aged 23, Sam is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied Bass Trombone, under Bob Hughes, and Contrabass Trombone, under Keith McNicoll. Now, Sam freelances around the UK with ensembles such as The Young Musician Symphony Orchestra, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the London Musical Theatre Orchestra. He performs in a variety of formats and styles whilst also utilising his ability to play auxiliary instruments too. These include Tenor Trombone, Jazz Trombone, Contrabass Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba. Sam also enjoys working as a solo artist too and has entered soloist competitions such as the ‘Lätzsch Trombone Festival Bass Trombone Competition’ and the ‘International Trombone Association Bass Trombone Competition’. In previous years, Sam has competed in and won the ‘Charlton House Lyrical Brass Competition’, the ‘Royal Academy of Music John Solomon Brass Prize’ and the ‘British Trombone Society Bass Trombone Competition’. Sam has also taken part in the Dublin Brass Festival and the Alessi Trombone Seminar, where he played and received coaching from the world’s top brass musicians and came ‘Runner Up’ in Soloist Competitions within these events. Sam has competed in BBC TV's ‘Young Musician of the Year’ competition and has performed on the Radio as part of BBC Radio’s ‘Brass Soloist of the Year’. Through all these competitions, Sam has played as a soloist with the City of London Sinfonia, Foden's Brass Band, and is looking to perform his first concerto with an orchestra next year. Sam has also performed with several Chamber groups including the Olazti Trombone Quartet, the Trafalgar Brass Dectet and the Suffolk Sinfonia Wind Octet. In the future Sam plans to continue performing as a freelance Musician, as well as a Solo Bass Trombonist and is looking forward to working in continental Europe and beyond as well as home in the UK.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Opera, Musical theatre, Fanfare, Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Light music, Marching, Contemporary Christian, Baroque, Early music, Renaissance, Ibiza club, Garage, Ambient, Industrial, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, Bluegrass, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Gospel, Barbershop, Experimental, Originals, Pop, Covers, Soul, Motown, Funk, Funk rock, Tribute, Indie, World music, Australian music, Asian music, Bavarian oompah, Balkan, Bossa nova, Cuban music, French music, German music, Italian music, Greek music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Polish music, Mariachi, Polka, Ska, Samba, Spanish music, Tango, Reggae
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Event types:
Concert, Private event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Wedding, Church service, Charity event, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Virtual event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Burns night
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Other skills:
Sound technician, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Actor, Music therapy, Community music worker
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Song list

Chamber Music
Shows/Theatre Music
Contemporary/Experimental Music
Solo Playing


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£300


From customers:

Charlton H

A fantastic performance and enjoyable afternoon!

Roger, 1 year ago

A incredibly strong performance from a fantastic performer