Praised as a ‘fully rounded musician’ (Next BRIT Thing), Sam Jewison is a vocalist, pianist and conductor, performing multi-genre repertoire internationally. ‘A Renaissance Man in a Jazz World’ (Colin Clarke/Classical Explorer), he was a headline artist at the 2020 ReGeneration Festival in Florence, performing with Anush Hovhannisyian, Shenel Johns, Veronica Swift, Dominick Farinacci, Yasushi Nakamura and Dan Tepfer. 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. Sam’s Gershwin & Friends retrospective with Hovhannisyan enjoyed a two-night residency at the West End’s Crazy Coqs, in addition to the Merchants House of Glasgow. In 2019, he took over the late programme at the 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.
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, Wilfred Greenhouse Allt Prize for Oratorio & Cantata and the Kathleen Creed Scholarship, in addition to winning the 2019 Elisabeth Schumann Lieder Competition.