Samuel Peters is a versatile bassist and educator based in Chicago, Illinois.
Sam earned a BFA in Jazz Studies at the University of Illinois, where he studied with Larry Gray and Chip Stephens. While at Illinois, he enjoyed playing a variety of styles of music in many different University ensembles including the University of Illinois Concert Jazz Band, Symphony Orchestra, Latin Jazz Ensemble, and many Jazz Combos.
He has recorded on four albums, toured with groups including Indie Folk artist Matthäus, as well as The Old Style Sextet, and maintains a healthy performance schedule with groups including: The Dennis Luxion Trio, Bobby Lane's Sketchbook, The Luke Sagadin Trio, The Lenny Capp Trio, and the Gomeh Barak Quintet.
Sam has performed internationally with critically acclaimed groups, and is also a Downbeat award recipient.