Allon Sams is a talented keyboardist gaining momentum in the contemporary smooth jazz format. He began playing the trumpet and french horn in his hometown of Tampa, Florida but the keyboards captured his heart and he set out to master his craft. Early endeavors had him traveling throughout the US, the Caribbean, Jamaica and Mexico with cover bands, followed by 3 months of solo performances all over Japan.
Upon returning to the US, Allon graduated from Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts and moved to Los Angeles after being offered an internship with jazz legend Joe Zawinul, garnering him invaluable experience as a studio technician. But diligence and perseverance propelled him on to work at other studios like Can Am, Clearlake Audio, Enterprise, and Paramount were he polished his studio savvy. One of which was Westlake Audio where he worked with members of Toto, film composer James Newton Howard, Vanessa Williams, Michael Jackson, and Richard Marx - just to name a few!
The vast experience in the studio environment helped Allon develop a fine tuned ear, and gave him the technical expertise he needed to continue working as an engineer. But the burning desire to play music was a powerful motivator for him to switch gears and start playing with local bands in the Los Angeles area. These included his own band as well as The Boxing Ghandis and a band comprised of former members of Tower of Power. He found success recording jingles for radio, television and film trailers and album projects from record companies such as Def Jam where Allon was invited to play keyboards for Montell Jordan’s multi-platinum hit “This Is How We Do It”.