Sam Bevan is a bassist, composer and arranger currently residing in Queens, New York. His musical life began in Oakland, California with classical piano lessons at the age of four. Sam's adoption of the electric and acoustic bass followed periods playing jazz piano, singing professionally and getting a BA in French.

Following his university studies, Sam established himself as one of the most in-demand and creative bassists in the Bay Area canvassing a large musical landscape where jazz, funk, folk, African and Afro-Cuban disciplines intermingle. He was equally sought after as an arranger producer and MD since his overall musical concept is informed by a composer's ear for melody and dynamics.

Throughout his professional life, Sam has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of artists including: David Grisman, Roswell Rudd, Joshua Redman, vocalist Kenny Washington, Stacey Kent, Tierney Sutton, Jim Kweskin, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, Peter Apfelbaum, Meklit Hadero, Joe Craven, Zigaboo Modeliste, Joe Locke, Mark Levine, Jacqui Naylor, Jesus Diaz, Fito Reinoso, Louie Romero, Karl Perazzo, Carlos Caro, Jackie Rago, The VNote Ensemble, Marco Granados, Matt Flinner, Scott Nygaard, Roberta Donnay, Lisa Engelken, Industrial Jazz Group, Mamadou Sidibe, Mads Tolling, Monk's Music Trio, the Kin, Stevie Coyle, Nathan Clevenger Group, New Pickle Family Circus, Bjorkestra, Fil Lorenz Orchestra and the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.

“Bay Area jazzman Bevan is a bassist for all occasions, as his quintet session bounces easily from hard-bop to groove-oriented jazz rock. It's Bevan's combination of tone, swing and chops that makes this line so fine." JD Constantine, Guitar World’s Bass Guitar

“Articulate, focused and highly musical, Bevan's sense of melody and rhythmic thrust showcase his talent. Tight arrangements and well conceived writing goes to show that Bevan is a multi-dimensional artist with much to offer." Randy McElligot, Jazzreview