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What They're Saying....
Concert Video from Playbill of Sam's arrangement of "Suddenly Seymour", for Steven Reineke and The New York Pops, featuring Tony Award nominees Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison, performed July 7, 2016 at Forest Hills Stadium, in New York.
Concert Review from Broadway World about Sam's arrangement of "Take The A Train", Performed by Steven Reineke and The New York Pops as an opening to their Harlem Renaissance Concert, performed at Carnegie Hall, November 17, 2015.
Concert Review about the Memphis Symphony's concert with funk/soul icons, The Bar-Kays, featuring Sam's work.
Concert Review about the Opus One Chamber Orchestra's
performance with Joyce Cobb on February 3, 2011, featuring Sam's work.
"...a great musician, it was a pleasure working with you."
- Ringo Starr
"...a brilliant arranger, his musical sensibilities are beyond compare" - Kallen Esperian
" Fantastic...the show was a great success in all respects. We can't thank you enough." - Gerry Beckley of America
"One of the best bassists I've ever seen" - Ray Charles
Sam recently orchestrated Mervin Warren's "We Are All America" for the National Symphony Orchestra, which was performed at The Kennedy Center on September 25, 2016. The concert was the part of the festivities surrounding the opening of The Smithsonian's
National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Sam arranged Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" album for The National Symphony Orchestra, featuring John Legend, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. The performance was May 3 and 4, 2012 at The Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts in Washington, DC. The concert commemorated 40th anniversary of Marvin Gaye performing the album there.
Sam did all of the arrangements for The Opus One Chamber Orchestra's concert with rapper Al Kapone, at the New Daisy Theatre, on historic Beale Street in Memphis, Nov. 10th, 2011. Read the Concert Review here.
International opera star Kallen Esperian and Sam Shoup do Led Zeppelin's
classic, "The Immigrant Song".
Dog Police Video now on youtube.com