Sam J.C. Lee

Bass Guitar Instructor

About Sam Lee

Academic Background

2012 – 2013 New York University (Master Jazz Studies)
2008 The Wayne Shorter Award from Berklee College of Music
2008 The Bass Department Achievement Award
2005 – 2008 B.M. Berklee College of Music (Jazz Composition & Performance)
1998 – 2003 B.S. Hanyang University (Electronic & Computer Engineering)

Significant Achievement

Appearing on dozens of recordings as bassist/engineer in various genres: Jazz, Pop, CCM, Gospel, KPOP etc.
20+ years of experience on performances/tours with various artists appearing in many notable venues such as Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Citifield Stadium, The Beantown Jazz Festival, etc.
2015 – Present Grammy Voting Member

Ministry Background

2021- present: Worship Arts Director, Citylife Presbyterian Church, Boston, MA
2005-2020 Bassist/FOH Engineer, Citylife Presbyterian Church, Boston, MA
2017 - present Jazz, Hymns, & Liturgy Project (Bass, composer, band leader)
2007, 2011 KCCC NY Vision Conference
2007 CCC National Staff Conference in CO - Bass
And more

Teaching Experiences

2021 - Present Assistant Professor, Harmony & Jazz Composition Department, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
2023 Berklee Five Week Summer Program
2012-2015 ODPC Band Academy
2012-2013 NMC Music Academy
2014-2015 SCBS Music Academy
And more