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Samuel Prather & Groove Orchestra

DCJF Performance Date(s) and Venue(s)

June 14, 2018 12:30PM
Franklin Park Downtown
13th & Eye Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia

Free Event

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Artist Bio

Samuel Prather is an exciting and multifaceted pianist, drummer, and vocalist born and raised in Washington DC. He has developed a reputation in the local music scene performing and producing with all types of acts; equally comfortable in Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Brazilian, Latin, Neo-Soul, and R&B. He has worked with Hugh Masekela, Raul Midon, Fred Yonnet, Cyrus Chestnut, Pharoh Saunders, and Bennie Maupin to name a few. Sam studied with Lafayette Gilcrest, Allyn Johnson, Charlie Young, and Charles Covington on his way to finishing the graduate program at Howard University. He won a student downbeat award in 2012 for his work with the Howard University Jazz Ensemble and currently leads his own critically acclaimed ensemble “Groove Orchestra".