Projects as Band Leader


The Samuel Blaser Quartet

featuring Russ Lossing (keys), Masa Kamaguchi (bass), Gerry Hemingway (drums)

Blaser’s solid empathic group is with Russ Lossing on keyboards, Masa Kamaguchi on bass, and Gerry Hemingway on drums. Blaser asserts his presence as a leader, but he’s a benevolent and collaborative one, giving the players due expressive space. “Early in the Mornin’”, a tribute to the blues intentionally blurs boundaries between jazz, free improvisation and contemporary classical music.

+ Samuel Blaser Quartet Releases:

  • Early in the Mornin' (OutNote Records, 2018)
  • Spring Rain (Whirlwind Recordings, 2015)
  • As The Sea (Hatology, 2012)
  • Boundless (Hatology, 2011)
  • Pieces Of Old Sky (Clean Feed, 2009)
  • 7th Heaven (Between The Lines, 2008)

The Samuel Blaser Trio

featuring Marc Ducret (guitar), Peter Bruun (drums)
The Samuel Blaser Trio has played together extensively in recent years, developing a kinetic language and an active sense of restrained interplay, with each capable of taking one of the other’s musical ideas and pressing it into action. The shape-shifting trio can march, tumble, groove, simmer or flare up, depending on the needs of the moment.

+ Samuel Blaser TRIO Releases:

  • Taktlos Zürich 2017 (Hatology, 2018)


Samuel Blaser Solo

Following in the footsteps of legendary Albert Mangelsdorff, Conny Bauer and George Lewis, Swiss trombonist Samuel Blaser has pushed the instrument to its limits and created a perfectly personal melodic concept over the past ten years. By playing with space and acoustics he surprises, fascinates and imposes himself as one of the most fascinating voices of his generation, funny, light, profound and moving at the same time.

+ Samuel Blaser Solo Releases:

  • 18 monologues élastiques (TBA, TBR)
  • Solo Bone (Slam Productions, 2008)


featuring Soweto Kinch (as), Michael Blake (ts), Alex Wilson (keys), Alan Weekes (g), Ira Coleman (bass) and Dion Parson (drums).

Ska has always been a source of inspiration for Samuel Blaser. Touched by the expressiveness of this style, the virtuoso and multi-faceted trombonist celebrates with this project the world greatest trombonist: Don Drummond, a Jamaican trombonist and composer who was one of the original members of The Skatalites.