Sam Anning is one of New York’s premier bassists. He is in high demand as an accompanist and is best known for his work with Cyrille Aimée, Florian Hoefner, Timo Vollbrecht, and Kenny Werner. After graduating from WAAPA completing a Bachelor of Jazz (Performance) Sam relocated to Melbourne where he became an integral member of the Jazz scene. More recently Anning relocated to New York City where he completed the Masters of Music (Performance) at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Now he is highly sought after in New York and worldwide for his rare and remarkable musicianship.
Accolades include the Toyota Scholarship for Jazz (2001), finalist in the James Morrison Scholarship twice, performed at the Sydney Opera House as a finalist in the 2006 Freedman Fellowship, finalist in the 2007 Melbourne Prize for Music, received 3rd place in the 2008 National Jazz Awards, received the 2008 Bell Award for Young Jazz Musician of the Year, was selected and participated in the 2009 Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, 2009 ARIA Award nomination for ‘Best Jazz Album’, and received the 2010 Bell Award for Classic Jazz Album of the Year (‘Homage’- Anning, Hannaford, Browne-Jazzhead).
Sam is currently based in NYC.