Praised as a ‘fully rounded musician’ (Next BRIT Thing), Sam Jewison is a vocalist, pianist and conductor, performing multi-genre repertoire internationally. His interpretation of the Great American Songbook has led to sold-out appearances with his eponymous orchestra, including Camden’s famous Jazz Café, Blackheath Halls and Westminster Abbey, along with his trio for the Orticola Di Lombardia in Milan, Music in Valsolda on Lake Lugano and The Arts Club in London. Recently, he developed and performed a Gershwin & Friends retrospective with soprano Anush Hovhannisyan at the Crazy Coqs, Piccadilly and the Merchants House of Glasgow. Sam took over the late programme at the 2019 New Generation Festival in Florence, performing with his dectet.
An ‘M.D. professional beyond his years’ (NODA), operatic conducting credits include Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement (Opera Dinamica), Menotti's The Medium (Clockwork Opera) and Puccini’s Suor Angelica (Opera in the Meantime), with orchestral premieres including Vasileios Filippou's Equilibrium (2015) and Harry Palmer’s Water Aspects (2017). Sam has also created new operatic roles, including Beauclerc in Louis Mander's The Rue Morgue (OperaUpClose/King's Place) and Apollo in Matthew Hall's Cantata. He was the tenor soloist for the British premiere of Judith Bingham's A Bird is Singing at the 2015 BASCA British Composer Awards (BFI Southbank) and has appeared as both a singer and pianist on BBC Radio 3 and 4.
Sam is an avid chamber musician and regularly collaborates with singers and instrumentalists, including a longstanding partnership with violinist Rosie Judge, most recently performing at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. In 2017, he sang Liederkreis (Op. 24) and Der Arme Peter (Op. 53, No. 3) for the TL Schumann Series, curated by Eugene Asti, in addition to selected pieces for the subsequent Debussy & Beyond and Brahms Focus series. Sam also holds a jazz residency at the Grand Caffè Concerto, Shepherd’s Bush.
Born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Sam’s musical contributions resulted in him receiving the Borough Thank You Award for Performing, Artistic and Cultural Endeavours. Subsequently, he studied at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under Lynton Atkinson and Anna Tilbrook, where he was awarded the TCM Trust Silver Medal for Voice, Friends in New York of TCM London/Edgar TP Comley Certificate of Excellence Prize and the Kathleen Creed Scholarship, in addition to winning the 2019 Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition.