New York City based guitarist Sam Blakelock is quickly becoming recognised as one of New Zealand’s brightest creative talents. Melding influences of jazz, rock, classical and world music – Blakelock’s expansive sound fits equally well in jazz clubs, art galleries and local blues pubs.
Social Media Practitioner
While maintaining a busy schedule performing off-broadway, TV shows, and other musical endeavors, Blakelock has developed his reputation as a leading social media strategist and practitioner. He is widely known as the founder of @pickupjazz, a hyper-engaged 72,000 + Instagram music community that grows organically by 3,000 followers per week. He works in the eStrategy department of Carnegie Hall and has given workshops on social media strategy at universities and small businesses.