First “Emerging Artist” sponsored by Trevor James Saxophones.



Studying BA Music from September 2017 at
JazzCampus, Basel, Switzerland
Current Tutors include:  Mark Turner, Domenic Landolf, Jorge Rossy, Michael Beck

Perico Sambeat with Global Music Foundation

Member of the CICAS® programme, mentored by Wozzy Brewster,OBE, The Midi Music Company.


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 Awards, March 2013 & October 2014

Arts Awards: Silver July 2014 and Bronze June 2012

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

Royal Academy of Music, Junior Jazz Department  2015-2017  Gareth Lochrane

Past tutors: Julian Argüelles, Jean Toussaint, Alex Hitchcock,

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


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

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

Tris Harris 2011-2013: sax tutor for:
Grade 8 ABRSM – Distinction: Alto Saxophone: Nov 2013, age 12
Grade 5 ABRSM Jazz – Distinction: Alto Saxophone: Nov 2012, age 11

Julian Joseph Jazz Academy

Sam Becker (first Sax teacher)