Sam Anning

Sam Anning

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
BandJazz

Australian bassist Sam Anning has performed in New York, the U.K., throughout Asia, Canada and Europe. Was a finalist in the 2006 Freedman Fellowship, finalist in the 2007 Melbourne Prize for Music, received 3rd place in the 2008 National Jazz Awards, 2008 Bell Award Young Jazz Musician of the Year.

Biography

At 27 years of age, Sam Anning is one of Australia’s foremost up-and-coming Jazz musicians. After graduating from WAAPA completing a Bachelor of Jazz (Performance), Sam went on to study and perform in New York City, the U.K., and Europe, where he also developed and broadened his compositional and performance style. He received the Toyota Scholarship for Jazz (2001), was a finalist in the James Morrison Scholarship twice, performed in Sydney as a finalist in the 2006 Freedman Fellowship, was a finalist in the 2007 Melbourne Prize for Music, received 3rd place in the 2008 National Jazz Awards, and received the 2008 Bell Award for Young Jazz Musician of the Year.

Sam has performed with a large number of national and international artists including: Andy Milne, Bernie McGann, Paul Grabowsky, Tony Gould, Allan Browne, Diana Doherty, Wycliffe Gordon, Mike Nock, Goldner String Quartet, Graeme Lyall, Sheila Jordan, Chris Cheek, Darren Sigesmund, George Garzone, Will Vinson, Katie Noonan, James Morrison, Don Burrows, Terrell Stafford, Graham Collier, Jamie Oehlers, Scott Tinkler, Barney McAll, Bobby Shew, Greg Osby, Dale Barlow, George Coleman Jr, Ingrid Jensen and Carl Orr.

He has been featured as an accompanist and soloist on a number of recordings including, ‘Stand and Flow’- Grant Windsor Trio (Newmarket Music), ‘Hush Vol. 7: Ten Healing Songs’ – Paul Grabowsky (Hush), ‘Blues In The Night’- Mat Jodrell (Morrison Records), ‘Duende’- Joe Chindamo (Jazzhead), ‘The Spanish Tinge’ – Ben Winkelman Trio (Jazzhead), and ‘Love, Blues and other Fiction’ - Joe Chindamo/Graeme Lyall AM (Newmarket Music).

Sam is currently performing as a regular member of many bands including The Joe Chindamo Trio, The Paul Grabowsky Trio, Washington/Grabowsky Band, The Ben Winkelman Trio, The Aaron Choulai Trio, and The Zac Hurren Trio.

The Sam Anning Quintet, Quartet, and Trio play original compositions by Sam, and interprets and improvises on music from a diversity of styles. ‘Re-Turning Point’ is the exciting debut album from the Sam Anning Quintet and features the legendary Graeme Lyall on alto saxophone and the eclectic cello quartet ‘WOOD’ performing Sam’s original compositions. Sam’s compositions can also be heard on the recordings, ‘Glyn MacDonald’- Glyn MacDonald Trio (Independent), ‘Jazzaziz’- Compilation of W.A artists (Independent), and also on tracks recorded for ABC Radio with ‘Speedball’. These compositions have received extensive national radio play.

Sam continues to develop his compositional style and technical proficiency on the double bass. There is a high demand, nationally and internationally for Sam’s talents. He is increasingly becoming one of Australia’s most sought after jazz musicians.

“…No other bassist in Australia swings like Sam. He has technique to burn, a beautiful sonorous sound, and great ears. I predict that he will carve out a name for himself as one of Australia’s most important musicians.” -Joe Chindamo

Discography

2009 ‘Homage’- Anning, Hannaford, Browne (Jazzhead)
2009 ‘Crossover’- Daniel Gassin Trio (Vorticity)
2008 ‘Treat Me Gently’- Dale Barlow, George Coleman, Mark Fitzgibbon, Sam Anning (Jazzhead)
2007 ‘Ten Healing Songs- Hush Vol. 7’- Paul Grabowsky (Hush)
2007 ‘Duende’ Joe Chindamo Romantic Project (Newmarket Music)
2007 ‘Jazztrack Sessions’- Compilation (ABC Jazz)
2007 ‘Kiss My Wami’- Compilation (WAM)
2006 ‘Re-Turning Point’- Sam Anning Quintet (Independent)
2006 ‘The Spanish Tinge’- Ben Winkelman Trio (Jazzhead)
2005 ‘Jazz Juice’- Graham Wood Trio +2 (Independent)
2005 ‘Blues In The Night’- Mat Jodrell (Morrison Records)
2005 ‘Love, Blues and other Fiction’ - Joe Chindamo/Graeme Lyall (Newmarket Music).
2004 ‘Stand and Flow’- Grant Windsor Trio (Newmarket Music)
2004 ‘Real’- Graham Wood Trio (Independent)
2004 ‘Glyn MacDonald Trio’- Glyn MacDonald Trio (Independent)
2003 ‘Here and Now’- Compilation (Jazzwa)
2002 ‘Jazzaziz’- Compilation (Jazzwa)