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Sam Barsh is a performer, through and through. Whether in dark and quiet trance-like ballads or explosive jams, Barsh's intensity and deep connection to music always come through. He grew up in the Chicago area, and has been playing music since the age of 4, starting on piano, and expanding to organ, synthesizers, vintage keyboards, and melodica. Barsh moved to the east coast in 1999 to attend William Paterson University's renowned jazz studies program on a full-tuition Presidential Scholarship. His own group, the Sam Barsh Band, performs his funky blend of jazz, r&b and slick ambient grooves. Their debut record will be released on Razdaz Recordz in early 2008. From 2003 through 2006, Barsh was a member of the renowned Avishai Cohen Trio. With Cohen, Barsh recorded 3 records and a live DVD, performed at many of the world's biggest jazz festivals and received much international acclaim. Barsh can also be seen regularly with violinist Zach Brock and the Coffee Achievers, with whom he has toured and made 2 records and an upcoming live CD/DVD.

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