Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor
At 23 years old, composer, arranger, orchestrator, bandleader, musical director, producer, and saxophonist, SamsonTrinh has had a lot on his plate! Born in Richmond, Virginia on May 8th, 1983, Samson received a Merit Scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music's Summer Program and several Merit Scholarships from Virginia Commonwealth University where he has earned his B.M. in Jazz Studies.
At VCU, he studied composition and jazz arranging with Doug Richards (founder of the school’s jazz program) and saxophone with Skip Gailes, John Winn, and principal New York Philharmonic saxophonist, Albert Regni. In 2005, he was the winner of Richmond Jazz Society's prestigious Joe Kennedy, Jr. Scholarship. Samson is an alumnus at New York's Manhattan School of Music where he studied jazz composition with well-known composer, Michael Abene....
Very Strange Night
Tracks: Intro: Drop the Needle, To You, Near You, With You, I Can't Believe I'm Addicted To The O.C., Signs Are Full Of Jive, Thank Goodness, I Tried To Talk To Her, But She Thought I Was Too Weird, Time After Time, That's Why, Piece For Trumper and Piano, Very Strange Night
Personnel: Composer, Conductor: Samson Trinh Vocals: Adrian Duke, Jackie Frost, Terri Murphy UPPER EAST SIDE BIG BAND (personnel) Saxes: Mike Cemprola, Dave Hood, J.C. Kuhl, Richard Wray, Jason Arce , Emily Avesian, Bruce Woodson Trumpets: Bob Miller, Rex Richardson, Taylor Barnett, Mark Ingraham, Charles Gregory Trombones: Pete Anderson, Toby Whitaker, Reggie Pace, Reggie Chapman, Stefan Demetriadis Rhythm Section: Adrian Duke (piano, organ), Scott Burton (guitar), Rusty Farmer (bass), Jonathan Cannon (bass), Brian Jones (drums), Aaron Thompson (drums) LOUNGE UNION ORCHESTRA (personnel) Rhythm Section: Skip Gailes (piano), Scott Burton (guitar), Rusty Farmer (bass), Brian Jones (drums) Strings: Susanna Klein (violin), Stacy Markowitz (violin), Molly Sharp (viola), Neal Cary (cello) Reeds: Eve Debordenave (flute), Adrian Sandi (clarinet), Adam Butalawicz (clarinet), Bruce Hammel (bassoon) Trumpets: Bob Miller, Matt Wittig Trombones: Toby Whitaker, Reggie Chapman Percussion: Mike Boyd (xylophone, chimes), Aaron Thompson (timpani, bells) OTHERS Charles Arthur (lap steel guitar) Laura Candler-White (piano) Malcolm Pulley (mandolin) Molly Berg (whistler) Joe Mager (finger snaps)
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