Sam Gleason

Sam Gleason


Sam is teaching Guitar Technique, leading Guitar Ensemble and accompanying Fado: Songs of Lisbon.

"Sam was the highlight of all my courses for many reasons. He was extremely knowledgeable and a skilled musician. He was innovative. I went to places I have never been before. He was very personable, enthusiastic and encouraging. For his age, he is very mature." Jazz Combo participant, 2016 LFM camp

An eclectic mixture of styles and sounds inform the imagination and playing of guitarist Sam Gleason, an exciting new voice on the Toronto music scene. Raised on country and folk music and schooled in jazz and improvised music, Sam can play them all and blends those sounds and more into a refreshing palette to draw from.

Sam has performed in Canada and the United States in many famous venues and large festivals including The Provincetown Playhouse (NYC), Lee’s Palace (Toronto), The Peterborough Folk Fest and on Canadian National Television.  He performs in many groups including the art/folk group Ptarmigan (who released their debut album in 2012), the experimental triple guitar unit STROM and the Sam Gleason Quartet who play his original compositions. In addition to these groups, he has performed with Jimmy Bowskill, Paul Neufeld, Aline Homzy, Louis Simao, Jessica Lloyd, Fabio Ragnelli and many other luminaries of the Jazz, Experimental and Indie-Rock scenes.

Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, he moved to Toronto in 2008 to pursue a degree in music at Humber College. While at school he played and studied with some of the best musicians from Canada and abroad including Michael Occhipinti, David Occhipinti, Geoff Young, Ravi Naimpally, Jacob Sacks, Ted Quinlan and Samir Zarif. In 2012 he attended the prestigious SIM/NYU Summer Jazz intensive and worked with Ralph Alessi, Michael Formanek, Ellery Eskelin and Brad Shepik and many others. His music continues to grow and he has plans for several new projects and a new album of his songs in 2013.

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