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Sam Barsh

Sam Barsh is a multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter, producer and keyboardist who has written and/or produced over 100 commercially released songs and appeared on over 70 recordings to date, including 3 #1 albums on the Billboard 200. He co-wrote the smash Aloe Blacc song The Man, which sold 4 million singles worldwide and reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100. His work as a songwriter and keyboardist (Institutionalized and I) on Kendrick Lamar’s Platinum-certified album “To Pimp A Butterfly” (#1 Billboard 200) has won 3 GRAMMY Awards. Barsh’s work on Anderson .Paak’s groundbreaking album “Malibu,” BJ the Chicago Kid’s “In My Mind” and Ledisi’s “Let Love Rule” have garnered an additional 3 Grammy Nominations.

Described as "phenomenally talented" by Jazz Times and a "Pianist with a gift for groove" by the New York Times, Barsh's professional career launched during his years on the road as a keyboardist for artists such as Avishai Cohen, The Brand New Heavies and Cassandra Wilson, and has evolved to include substantial contributions in a variety of genres.

He has headlined international festivals and released a number of albums with his solo jazz project and the electronic pop duo Palter Ego, whose material has been heavily licensed in television and commercials.

Barsh appears on over 70 albums, and has performed with a wide range of artists, including: Babyface, Bobby McFerrin, Boyz II Men, Branford Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Common, David Foster, Debbie Friedman, Emily King, Fred Wesley, Gene Simmons, Gregory Porter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jane Monheit, Kiran Ahluwalia, Large Professor, Lonnie Plaxico, Mark Ballas, Mino Cinelu, Natasha Bedingfield, Quadron, Ravi Coltrane, Rez Abbasi, Robin Eubanks, Roy Hargrove, Stevie Wonder, The Brand New Heavies, and Tom Jones.