Sam Keevers

3 - SmilingSam Keevers was born in Mount Isa Queensland and began playing piano and cello at age nine. After finishing high school, Sam studied piano at the QLD Conservatorium of music and the Victorian College of the Arts (with Mickey Tucker). Since then he has performed and recorded with many Australian Artists including:- Scott Tinkler, Ian Chaplin, Mark Simmonds, Simon Barker, Brett Hirst, Adam Armstrong, Hamish Stuart, Jonathan Zwartz, Bernie McGann, Phil Slater, James Muller, Jamie Oehlers, Kate Ceberano, Stephen Magnusson, Alison Wedding, Paul Williamson's Hammond Combo, Gary Pinto, Guy Sebastian, Daniel Merriweather, Katie Noonan and many others. 5 - Sitting

Sam has also performed with international artists such as Chris Potter, Bobby Previte's Bitches Brew Project and Joe Bataan.

Sam was a member of the Vince Jones band from 1996 to 1999, recording the album "Vince Jones Live" at the Basement, Sydney Australia in 1999.

In 1996 he formed the 14 piece Latin Jazz group "Los Cabrones" which continues to perform around Melbourne and has performed at international festivals in China and New Caledonia.

In 2004 Sam toured Europe with the Jamie Oehlers Quartet performing at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Galway Arts Festival, a tour of Ireland and a residency at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.

2 - SketchSam was a finalist for the Freedman Jazz Fellowship in 2005 and was nominated for an ARIA award for the album "Grace", a duo recording with Jamie Oehlers.

In 2008 Sam toured Australia with the Jamie Oehlers Quartet, Japan with Jamie Oehlers and Alison Wedding and recorded in New York City with Katie Noonan, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Ron Carter and Lewis Nash.

Sam is currently studying Screen Composition at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and tutoring at Monash University. 4 - On Piano