Bio

12141009_10153675194278234_2435251240485798956_oSam Genualdi is a versatile guitarist, bassist, improviser, producer, composer, educator and guitar tech from Evanston, Illinois. Due to his ability to dance between jazz, rock, folk, pop, avant-garde, classical and anything in-between, Sam has been an in-demand musician everywhere he has gone. He is currently working through his undergraduate degree at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music with a self-designed major in Contemporary Improvisation (Class of ’17). Sam has had the pleasure of playing in masterclasses with Brian Blade, Steve Cardenas, Jon Cowherd, Tony Scherr, Rufus Reid and others. He has also had the distinguished honor of performing alongside a host of incredible musicians including Peter Erskine, Rufus Reid, Bill Carrothers, JP Jofre, Alan Ferber, José Encarnacion, Steve Peplin, Dane Richeson, Mark Urness, Fred Sturm, Adam Meckler, members of Woo Park, Pocket Radio, Low Spark, Zmick, Thinner Teed, The Pistachio Brothers, Church Booty and many others. As a performer, Sam has played at venues such as Chicago’s Park West, The Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, The Museum of Wisconsin Art, The Trout Museum of Art, The Fox Valley Performing Arts Center, Evanston’s SPACE and many others. His group Good Trouble played a midwest tour that included dates in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Madison, Milwaukee, Evanston and Chicago. Sam is also the Shop Manager of Duneland Labs, a fledgling guitar pickup company that is sure to take on the guitar world by storm.