Samuel Martinelli is a drummer, composer and educator based in New York City.
In 2014 moved to New York City to attend the City University of New York - Queens College for the Master
Program of Jazz Studies, where he had the opportunity to study with the great musician Dennis Mackrel.
Since moved to US, he had the opportunity to play and record with great musicians, names such the
Grammy Nominated Claudio Roditi, Grammy Awarded singer Alcione from Brazil, Misha Steinhauer, Hendrik
Meurkens, Marcus McLaurine, Tomoko Ohno, Grammy Nominated Nilson Matta, Andre Thomas, Maestro
Maurice Peress, Itaiguara Brandao, Luiz Simas, among others.
Performed in major venues such Stern Auditorium Carnegie Hall in New York City, LeFrak Hall NYC, Shangai
Jazz Club, Zinc Bar NYC, Jazz Forum, DownTown Westfield Jazz Festival, Monmouth Library Jazz Series,
RockWood Music Hall, among other music venues in US and Brazil.
His last project is the production of his first album called Crossing Paths, which features the multi-Grammy
nominated Claudio Roditi on trumpet, Marcus McLaurine on bass and Tomoko Ohno on piano