Sat, Jul 09


Merrimans' Playhouse

Sam Robinson Quintet

The quintet will perform straight-ahead jazz.

Sam Robinson Quintet

Time & Location

Jul 09, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 135, South Bend, IN,46617

About the Event

TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student. End time is not set.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Philanthropic Services provided by grants from the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust, The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative, and the Arts Project Support Grant and Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.

Sam Robinson - trumpet

Scott Angst - saxophone

Linard Stroud Jr.  - drums

Michael Walters  - piano

Nicholas Davis - bass

Since 2003, Sam Robinson has played in Chicago venues such as Andy’s Jazz Club, The Green Mill, The Whistler, Hunter’s, Café Prague and Norman’s Bistro. He was also a member of the Chicago-based Shelley Yoelin Jazz Worshop Septet and has been a repeated guest soloist at the Serbian Village jazz club. He currently leads the Sam Robinson Quartet.


Tenor Saxophonist, Scott Angst, studied Jazz Performance and Composition at Northern Illinois University and DePaul University. He studied saxophone with Mark Colby, Steve Duke, and Rich Corpolongo; and composition with Joey Sellers and Tom Matta. He performs in and around Chicagoland with various artists.  

Linard Stroud Jr. began playing drums at age 3 with his father at the legendary Chicago Lakefront Drum Circle. Linard has performed and/or recorded with various gospel, blues, jazz and r&b artists such as Lionel Hampton, CC Winans, Jennifer Holiday, Ricky Dillard, Buddy Guy, Syl Johnson and Steve Arrington.

A current a graduate from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, bassist Nicholas Davis is studying jazz to make a career doing what he loves. His time at Roosevelt opened his ears where he played in the Fusion, Brazilian, Hard Bop, and the avant-garde groups.

Pianist Michael Walters has led a weekly Jazz Jam session in Chicago for 10+ years (now residing at “Jen’s Guesthouse “ in Willow Springs, Ill). After and graduating from DePaul University with a Bachelor Degree in Music he became a professional Trumpet player through this early years and played in some of Chicago’s finest showrooms for such artists as Ella Fitztgerald, Bob Hope, Pointer Sisters, Steve and Eydie Gorme and many others. He later decided to switch instruments and take his love of piano to the next level. He studied classical piano with the renown Teacher Goldie Golub as well with local Chicago Jazz teachers including Larry Novak, Alan Swain, Skip Green, John Cambell and from Atlanta -Kevin Bales.





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