Herve Samb
Herve Samb
  • country:Senegal
  • style(s):Afro, Jazz
  • label:Herve Samb Records
  • type:Band, Quartet
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, jazz combo, guitar
  • artist posted by:One World

Line up

  • HERVE SAMB (Guitar)
  • REGGIE WASHINTON (Double Bass)


The outstanding Senegalese guitarist and composer, Herve Samb, has performed in almost every part of the world with artsists like Jimmy Cliff, David Murray, Pharoah Sanders, Meshell Ndegeocello, Oumou Sangare, Amadou & Mariam, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, The Syndicate, World Saxophone Quartet, Linley Marthe and many more.

Samb has recorded on more than hundred albums, along with Pat Metheny, Cheick Tidiane Seick, Toure Kounda, Paco Sery, Lionel Loueke and Hamid Drake, to name some.

Samb was always determined to develop his own music as a force of Panafrican expression and identity. Completely self-taught, Samb perfected his awareness of harmony and his original technique through collaborations and urban jam sessions.

Samb has three own projects:

Featuring Reggie Washington, Olivier Temime and Chander Saordje, the quartet will be album releasing in September. The music groves effortlesly from jazz to extra-power. No doubt, this new formula is firmly rooted in jazz, as always invented here and now, but always in syncronacy with the herritage: the fertile furrow blues rooted in Africa.

Driven by original compositions is an homage to the world's diversity. Through a harmonious mix of genres, CROSS OVER tells the story of many lands, people and cultures. Herve Samb appears to be a synthesis of the traditional Senegalese rythms, the free Jazz blues and modern Rock that all deeply influenced the artist. Loyal to his art , Samb matches improvisation and synchonisation to redefines the musical color of the African groove.

A magical improvisational encounter of two spiritual friends; In the almost 10 years touring and jamming around the globe with world renown artists like Pharaoh Sanders, David Murray, Omar Pene, Herbie Hancock, Les Paul, Paban das Baul, Oumou Sangare, Awa Sangho, Babani Kone, Toumani Diabate, Salif Keita and specially Cheick Tidiane Seck, a unique musical connection developed between the two masters. Their album KHARIT is the perfect soundtrack for people looking to be surprised by the versatility of two world-bred musicians.