Samantha Boshnack

composition | trumpet



Boshnack can scream or play it sweet.  (All About Jazz New York)

One of Seattle’s most promising young composers is Samantha Boshnack.  (The Stranger)

These first three tracks make full use of the sextet’s collective character, though do stand out stylistically as Boshnack’s – patient horn interplay supported by heavy bass grooves, some with structural rhythmic phrasings that lend a larger dimension than a sum of parts. (Earshot Jazz)

Boshnack is in possession of an acerbic wit and an encyclopedic knowledge of all sorts of music from bargain-bin to top shelf.  (The New York City Jazz Record)

Samantha Boshnack’s open voicings, jaunty tempos and buoyant timbral mixes have a friendly monster feel that achieves a bittersweet and elegiac mood of orchestral grandeur.  (Downbeat)

Boshnack’s tight, buoyant writing for this pianoless chamber sextet’s four wind instruments (two brass, two reeds) is a highlight, recalling West Coast arrangers like Rogers. (Seattle Times)


SBoshnack_photo by Daniel Sheehan

Boshnack_photo by Daniel Sheehan_lowres

> download high res photos

photos by Daniel Sheehan  /

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s