Big Sam is New Orleans - born and raised. He was schooled in the fertile musical streets of the Big Easy and in the classroom at the renowned New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). He started out with the Soul Rebels Brass Band and later joined the Dirty Dozen Brass Band as a teenager. He has been working tirelessly spreading his brand of funky brass ever since.
He has played with such acts as Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe among others. His distinct sound and style captivated the crowd as he played lead trombone for the Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint's international tour and was featured their Grammy-nominated CD, "The River in Reverse".
Since 2001, Big Sam's Funky Nation has been searing its distinctly funky mark onto the New Orleans music scene. The band has toured the country and internationally, spreading its high-energy musical manifesto - and always bringing the party along the way. From the Big Easy to the Big Apple, San Francisco to Miami, UK, Paris (and countless points in between), BSFN has ignited the crowd with music and moves that make it too hot to sit still.
The group just released its latest CD, King of the Party.