The Side Hustle was an Indianapolis-based funk & soul band. Sammy played in their horn section from 2018-2020.
Almost There EP (May 2021)
Just before the pandemic, The Side Hustle recorded their first (and last) EP. It came out in May 2021, and serves as a great record of what the band was all about.
T.R.I.P. (March 2019)
Sammy plays 3 trumpet parts in the demo for T.R.I.P.
Sammy plays lead and split-lead trumpet in the IU Soul Revue, which has shared the stage with acts like Bootsy Collins, and performed for the like of Babyface and Daryl Simmons.
Faces (April 2020)
Sammy plays the lead and second trumpet parts on the IU Soul Revue's virtual cover of Earth, Wind, and Fire's "Faces."
Got To Be Real (November 2019)
Sammy plays lead trumpet with the IU Soul Revue in their performance of Cheryl Lynn's "Got To Be Real."
Bootsy Collins' IU Fight Song Remix (March 2019)
Sammy plays lead trumpet in Bootsy Collins' remix of the IU Fight Song.
Sammy plays lead trumpet with the IU Soul Revue and the Bootsy Collins' House Party as they open up the 2018 Cincinnati Music Festival.
Sammy has played in various IU jazz ensembles.
The Gennett Suite (November 2018)
Sammy plays 4th trumpet in Brent Wallarab's "The Gennett Suite," a tribute to early jazz recording artists who recorded at Gennett Studios over 100 years ago. The performace was recorded as part of the PBS documentary, "The Gennett Suite."
Jerry Hey Recording Session (November 2018)
Sammy plays in a recording session and masterclass led by horn arranger and trumpeter Jerry Hey.
Off the Cuff (September 2017)
Sammy plays 4th trumpet in the Brent Wallarab Ensemble's performance of Jim McNeely's composition "Off the Cuff."