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Sam Blakeslee Quartet @ BOP STOP

March 15 from 8:00pm - 10:30pm


Sam Blakeslee Quartet @ BOP STOP

One of Northeast Ohio's favorite trombonists and composers, Sam Blakeslee, returns to the BOP STOP to present new music for his sextet at the BOP STOP. Tickets are $20 each to attend the show.

This event will also be livestreamed on BOP STOP's Youtube Channel at showtime. Accessing the stream is free but donations are encouraged and directly support the band.


  • Sam Blakeslee - trombone
  • Brandon Coleman - guitar
  • George Delancey - bass
  • Zaire Darden - drums


Originally from Columbus, OH, Sam Blakeslee is a New York City based, award-winning trombonist and composer. Since his arrival in NYC in August 2017, he has performed at iconic jazz clubs such as The 55 Bar, Smalls, Birdland, Dizzy’s Club, The Jazz Gallery, Zinc Bar, Lincoln Center, and the Blue Note. As a composer, he was a recipient of the 2018 David Baker Prize in Composition from Ravinia Steans Music Institute and was also a 2020 COVID-19 Commission Grant recipient from International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers. As a bandleader, he has released 4 albums with his projects the Sam Blakeslee Quintet, Sam Blakeslee & Wistful Thinking, and the Sam Blakeslee Large Group. In May 2023, he recorded two albums of his big band music with the Sam Blakeslee Large Group in NYC, with both set to be released separately at later dates. As an educator, he is currently on faculty at the University of Hartford - Hartt School of Music, in the Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz as Director of the Hartt Big Band and Artist Teacher of Trombone.

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