Sam Blakelock | Jazz guitarist

Sam Blakelock

New York City based guitarist Sam Blakelock is quickly becoming recognised as one of New Zealand’s brightest young musical 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.

Blakelock is currently performing three nights a week in Full House – The Musical starring Perez Hilton. Read more

Join @pickupjazz

In 2015, Blakelock founded @pickupjazz, the fastest growing online community for jazz guitarists. He posts regularly at @samblakelock and on Snapchat as: samblakelock.


Announcing: Custom Skype Coaching


Skype coaching gives you the opportunity to learn directly from NYC based jazz guitarist Sam Blakelock. You’ll receive custom guided lessons from the comfort of your own home. Learn more here.

Live Performance in NYC ‘Mighty’

Sam Blakelock Trio performing at Michiko Studios, NYC – 2015.


Featured NYC Interview for The Wireless (NZ)

‘Flocking Kiwis’ is a four episode series about New Zealanders living in New York, which takes a look at how young Kiwis transition into life in The Big Apple.

View the full article here.

Sam performs in Full House! the Musical Parody

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Sam is performing Guitar and Bass in the off broadway production Full House! The Musical Parody starring Perez Hilton. This show runs until at least December 2015 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at Theatre 80 in NYC’s East Village.

My Latest Show Reel (VIDEO)

Here is a short video collage of my versatility with performances in NYC, Europe and New Zealand.


KIWI Jazz Duo

Kiwi Jazz Duo

A fresh collaboration with fellow Kiwi jazz musician Richard Thai, check it out here.

Dame Malvina Major Arts Excellence Award

Sam Blakelock has been awarded an Arts Excellence Award from the Dame Malvina Major Foundation this month (August, 2014). View the press release here.

Sam has also been awarded a St Andrew’s College Drummond Trust grant for his study in NYC – great news!