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Dave Samuels

vib, mar, *1948 US, Waukegan, Illinois
Musician of Jazz and Pop
A.k.a. David Alan Samuels

Dave Samuels (born October 9, 1948) is an American vibraphone player, who has worked with various jazz and fusion artists, such as Spyro Gyra. He played with Oscar Peterson on An Oscar Peterson Christmas in 1995. Currently, he plays in an ensemble called The Caribbean Jazz Project, a Grammy-winning jazz-Latin music group. He played with Eddie Palmieri in a tribute to Cal Tjader with the album Tjaderized.Samuels is an alumnus of New Trier High School. He received a psychology degree from Boston University and has taught at Berklee College of Music.

  • Vibraphone
  • Marimba
  • Percussion
  • Synthesizer
  • Steel drums
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • R&B/Soul
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
Dance Class on Del Sol by Dave Samuels
Lean On Me on Cover Story by Various Artists
Guachi Guaro (Soul Sauce) - Live on Concord Picante 25th Anniversary Collection by Various Artists
Infant Dreams on Open Sky by Bill Douglas & Richard Stoltzman
Open Sky on Open Sky by Bill Douglas & Richard Stoltzman
Cinema Paradiso on When I Fall In Love by Various Artists
Conquistador on Del Sol by Dave Samuels
Sea Breeze on Del Sol by Dave Samuels
En Prière on Dreams by Richard Stoltzman
Chorado on Dreams by Richard Stoltzman

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Triple Play Plus ThreeBill O'Connell With Paquito D'Rivera, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentin, Richie Flores2011Album
I'm The GirlVeronica Mortensen With Klüvers Big Band Featuring Dave Samuels & Dennis Mackrel2010Album
Afro Bop AllianceCaribbean Jazz Project Featuring Dave Samuels2008Album
MosaicCaribbean Jazz Project Featuring Dave Samuels2006Album
DualismMichael Sagmeister With Dave Samuels2002Album
AzurPál Vasvári String Trio Featuring Dave Samuels, Tony Lakatos2001Album
ParaisoCaribbean Jazz Project, Dave Samuels, Dave Valentin, Steve Khan2001Album
Between Earth & MarsAndy LaVerne2000Album
Tjaderized: A Cal Tjader TributeDave Samuels1998Album
Jazz / Minimal / AvantgardeMarkus Hauke, Michael Kiedaisch, Maki Ishii, David Friedman / Dave Samuels, Yoshihisa Taïra, Steve Reich1996Album
In Line with Dave Samuels2 In Line, Dave Samuels1995Album
DragonflyGerry Mulligan Quartet With Special Guests Dave Grusin . Dave Samuels . John Scofield . Warren Vaché . Grover Washington, Jr.1995Album
Synergy With SamuelsSynergy Percussion With Dave Samuels1994Album
Del SolDave Samuels1993Album
Natural SelectionDave Samuels1991Album
FountainheadAndy LaVerne1990Album
Ten Degrees NorthDave Samuels1989Album
Walking On The MoonDave Samuels1989Single
Living ColorsDave Samuels1988Album
SkylightArt Lande, Paul McCandless, Dave Samuels1981Album
Solo VibraphoneDave SamuelsAlbum
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