Sam Jones

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Sam Jones is a pianist, saxophonist, singer and producer. After finishing a degree in classical performance at Victoria University of Wellington, Sam turned more towards musical theatre and pop/electronic music. This is his first show at Auckland Theatre Company since moving to Auckland three years ago. Sam has worked as musical director for several shows, including Be More Chill (Manukau Performing Arts Theatre), romeojuliet@twilight (Nextstage Theatre Company) and Orange (written and staged by Geraldine Brophy for the Arthritis Foundation). He also composed an original orchestral score for romeojuliet@twilight, recorded it and performed it with a chorus of more than 20 in Wellington. Aside from musical theatre, Sam performs around Auckland as a live-looping DJ. He creates songs on the spot with two keyboards, a saxophone and a flute, along with singing and percussion. He also runs the ‘Groove Band’ for the charity StarJam – a rock band for kids living with disabilities. As a producer and recording artist, he is working with several New Zealand musicians, including Bailey Wiley and Laughton Kora, and will be performing at Northern Bass over the New Year holiday.