Sam (1991) is a Dutch trombonist. He started playing trombone at the age of ten in classical youth orchestras. He decided to take the trombone seriously in 2011, taking jazz lessons with Louk Boudesteijn and playing in the Festival Youth Orchestra led by Johan Plomp, which won the Prinses Christina Jazz Concours that year. In 2012, Sam went to Codarts in Rotterdam to study jazz and was nominated for the prestigious Erasmus Jazz Prize in 2014. He has also played in the National Youth Jazz orchestra conducted by Eric Vloeimans at several jazz festivals and on several podiums, including the North Sea Jazz Festival. In 2015, in Ahoy with De Vrienden van Amstel Live and on Dutch radio & television (p.e. De Wereld Draait Door en Holland’s Got Talent).