Born and raised in the north of England, Sam Newbould has emerged as one of the most distinctive voices on the Dutch scene. He is best known for his award-winning group, the 'Sam Newbould Quintet'.
Dubbed an “archetypal jazz outsider” (Jazzwise Magazine), his quintet’s latest album, Bogus Notus (ZenneZ Records 2021), mixes lyrical jazz, folk music and progressive rock. The album received international praise and was described as “compulsive listening” (All About Jazz). The quintet won the prestigious Keep an Eye Records in 2019 and were inJazz showcase artists in 2021. The band have played Europe's biggest venues and festivals including the BIMHUIS, LantarenVenster, TivoliVrendenburg, Jazzfest Amsterdam, Amersfoort World Jazz Festival, Red Light Jazz Festival and A Love Supreme.
With an expressive and lyrical sound, Sam has placed himself strongly in the Dutch jazz scene. He has shared the stage with major international artists including Jasper Blom, Ben van Gelder, Bob Mintzer, Dick Oatts and Reinier Baas. He is also a busy sideman, playing with the Peter Beets New Jazz Orchestra and the BvR Flamenco Big Band.
Sam was born in the North of England in 1990. He took an early interest in the drums and percussion, joining his local concert band at the age of 8, before transitioning to saxophone when he reached high school. In 2008 Sam began studying Philosophy at Durham University, playing in the award-winning Durham University Big Band. After graduating from Durham, he moved to Berlin in 2014 to study at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler". In 2016, he moved to the Netherlands to pursue his studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he graduated with a master’s degree in 2019.