Biography

CalendarSam Greenfield is a young, in-demand saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, and composer/arranger residing in Philadelphia. While drawing from many different influences, his musical versatility has made him an artist who keeps jazz fresh and relevant to both musicians and music appreciators. His commitment to the art form has brought many great opportunities his way.

Since graduating from the University of the Arts on a full scholarship in 2014, he has had the privilege of traveling, recording, and/or sharing the stage with artists such as Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Robert Glasper, R. Kelly, The Disco Biscuits, Lotus, Vulfpeck, Peter Erskine, Bilal, Eric Roberson, Freddie Jackson, Adam Blackstone, and many more. Sam can also be found playing regularly with a variety of local artists at venues throughout Philadelphia and the Tri-State area.

Sam’s passion lies heavily in composition. He currently leads his own original music project called Three Oranges. Featuring many of the best musicians in Philadelphia, Three Oranges has developed a large local following, and has recently released their debut album, “Dry Water,” in January of 2017.

Sam has had the opportunity to play music all over the United Sates, and has also performed internationally throughout Israel, Scandinavia, The Netherlands, Italy, Cuba, Argentina, and Uruguay.

“…He’s an incredible player and that’s what he does, what any jazz musician in their early 20’s should be doing, which is playing at any opportunity. And he’s good enough that he has his own music with his own amazing arrangements, and his own network of the next generation of young jazz musicians from Philadelphia. He’s doing shows all the time.”
Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits (jambands.com)

“…Yeah man…the Philly Stray Horns are just so good at what they do…They put so much time and effort into the sit in…These guys spent a month working on the arrangements, and came in and had it down after just practicing with us for one day. When this kind of effort is put in, the chances of success are much higher.”
Marc Brownstein of The Disco Biscuits, on Sam’s horn arrangements for the Disco Biscuits’ NYE run (Live For Live Music)