Sam Howard Band
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Sam Howard Band

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
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"Out Tonight" LP independently released April 2007

"Jan & Feb EP's" independently released Jan & Feb 2009

"The Gettin' Place" Diatic Records released March 2010



The music of the Sam Howard Band is featured on this site, and we hope to see you out at a show sometime soon!

The Sam Howard Band is:
Scott Pemberton- Electric Guitar
Andrew Oliver- Keys
Russ Kleiner Drums
Sam Howard- Electric Bass


Sam Howard is a bass player and composer who loves making good music of all kinds. Originally from Wyoming, he has traveled the country playing and learning.

He began playing classical double bass and electric bass at the age of 12. Sam attended the Frost Conservatory at the University of Miami where he played in many top groups, including the Bop Brothers, Studio Big Band, and the Downbeat award winning Dave Racine Trio, a group which Sam co-founded. He also performed and toured extensively with the original funk/rock/fusion group Active Ingredients. While in Miami he gained much valuable playing experience and studied with great teachers including bassist Chuck Bergeron and composer Ron Miller.

Sam moved to New York City in 2004 where he began actively composing for his own group and performing with a variety of great players at top NYC venues including The Living Room, The Knitting Factory, Rockwood Music Hall, Spike Hill, Union Pool and Pete's Candy Store among others. He was also a founding teacher at the esteemed Brooklyn Guitar School. Along with guitarist Woody Quinn and drummer Russ Kleiner, he began developing the music which forms the 2007 release "Out Tonight." Sam gained much valuable experience in NYC and is glad to have been a part of the vibrant music scene.

Since relocating to Portland, Oregon, Sam is continuing to focus on composition and playing great music. He has been blessed to play with such great musicians as Alan Jones, Blue Cranes, Heather Masse, Aoife O'Donovan, Darrell Grant, Ben Darwish, Dan Balmer, National Flower, American Idol Star Jon Peter Lewis, Scott Pemberton, Reggie Watts, Andrew Oliver, Chris Mosley, The Heavy Love, Greg Goebel, Tim Wilcox, Devin Phillips, Shelly Rudolph, Trio Subtonic, Mary-Sue Tobin, John Nastos, Idit Schner, Jason Palmer, Jed Wilson, Randy Rollofson, The Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble and many others. He leads The Sam Howard Band, plays and sings with singer/songwriter Kabir Green, and is a member of the funk collaborative Commotion.