Sam Mattingly

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it is unlike anything else I can think of. I was first exposed to jazz by my Dad who lived in Europe for some time and hung out at little dives where amazing American jazz musicians played. He played their albums for me and I fell in love. Over time, as a publicist, I have had the opportunity to represent master musicians like Greg Osby, just to name one in a long list. The best show I ever attended was...Watching another artist I had the pleasure of working with Ramsey Lewis in concert. The first jazz record I bought was Miles Davis Sketches of Spain My advice to new listeners... don't mistake jazz and smooth--not the same thing.

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