Born in Kyoto, Japan and growing up in Portland, Oregon, Sam Hirsh moved to LA in 2009 to pursue an undergraduate degree in Jazz Piano Performance from the USC Thornton School of Music. He graduated in 2012 and has become an active member of the Los Angeles Jazz scene, performing regularly with Bill Holman, Gilbert Castellanos, Melissa Morgan, Henry Franklin, and Carl Saunders to name a few. His current project is the Sam Hirsh Trio, performing original compositions and arrangements. He has performed with various acts all over California, Oregon, New York City, Taiwan and Bolivia.
Hirsh was born in Kyoto, Japan, in 1989, and grew up in Portland, OR. At the age of 4, Sam began playing the piano. Influenced by his father, a jazz saxophonist, he began playing jazz his freshman year of high school and one year later was working professionally. Sam was a regular on the Portland music scene, leading his own piano trio and working with various local artists, including his father's quintet. Sam transferred from Mt. Hood Community College to attend USC Thornton School of Music in 2009.
Sam Has Studied Piano With:
Alan Pasqua, Otmaro Ruiz, Russell Ferrante, Benny Green, Tamir Hendelman, Randy Porter, and George Mitchell
Sam Works With:
Walter Afanasieff, Mike Barone, Gilbert Castellanos, Benn Clatworthy, Henry Franklin, Kenny G, Matt Gordy, Bill Holman, Kevin Kanner, Roy McCurdy, Dee Dee McNeil, Ralph Moore, Melissa Morgan, Sarah Reich, Carl Saunders, Marilyn Scott, Nolan Shaheed, Ron Stout, Doug Webb, John Webber