Sam Ross is a jazz pianist, composer, and educator from Long Beach, California. Sam has opened for such artists as Marcus Miller and The Funky Knuckles. He has performed and/or recorded with/for Robert "Sput" Seawright (credits include Snarky Puppy, Ghost Note), Albert Alva (Louie Bellson, Rosemary Clooney), Paul Kreibich (Gene Harris, Ray Charles), and more. His composition “Portuguese Bend” was selected to be performed at the 2019 Jazz Education Network conference by the US Army’s Jazz Ambassadors as part of the Young Composer Showcase. His composition “TOPshite” received airplay on Southern California’s #1 jazz station, KJazz 88.1. Sam completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, graduating with a B.A. in Sociology and a B.F.A. in Jazz Studies in 4 years. He now lives in Lakewood, CA and performs jazz at restaurants, festivals, and so on, in addition to teaching piano of all styles and levels.