First “Emerging Artist” sponsored by Trevor James Saxophones.



Tutors: Gareth Lochrane, Alex Hitchcock

Royal Academy of Music, Junior Jazz Academy.
Tutor: Gareth Lochrane.

Qualifications include:

Grade 8 ABRSM – Distinction: Alto Saxophone: Nov 2013, age 12
Grade 5 ABRSM Jazz – Distinction: Alto Saxophone: Nov 2012, age 11


Scholarship Award (4 year degree programme), Berklee College of Music, Boston 2015, to start age 14. $10,000 per year.

Full Scholarship to Berklee College of Music, Boston: 5-Week Summer Performance Programme 2015 and 2014

Sam Barnett Berklee 2015

Winner: Mayor of London GIGS Youth Category, September 2013


EMI Music and Sound Foundation Award, March 2013 & October 2014

Arts Awards: Silver July 2014 and Bronze June 2012

Winner Beckenham Festivals – piano: 2014;  Piano Duet, November 2012

The Purcell School, Hertfordshire, UK. (2014-2016)
Scholar – Music and Dance Scheme.  Jazz Department. Tutor: Simon Allen.

Colfes School – Music Scholar (2010 – 2014)

Tomorrow’s Warriors: link


Ben Burrell (TW Junior Band 2011 – 2014)
Gary Crosby OBE: Sam and Gary 2010 (pic below)
Abram Wilson (Teenie Warriors: 2009 – 2011)

Gary Crosby and me, 2010, as a Teenie Warrior.

NYJO Academy and NYJO London link:  MD’s: Paul Eshelby and Phil Meadows (from 2010)

Colfes School
 link – Music Scholar (2010 – 2014)

Other organisations and people I’ve trained with..

Composition: Tom Challenger (2015)

Sax tutors 2014:
Julian Arguelles and Jean Toussaint, Perico Sambeat.

Private Piano tutor: Graeme Humphrey 2011- 2014
Professor of Piano at the RAM 1974 – 2012. Warden of the Private Teachers’ Section of the ISM, President of the Royal Academy of Music Club.

Tris Harris 2011-2013: sax tutor

Julian Joseph Jazz Academy link

Sam Becker (first Sax teacher) link

Lewisham Music Service link

CYM Morley College link

Sam and Tris working together in 2011..