Sam Beaubien is a composer, musician, producer, audio engineer, and music educator. He attended Wayne State University where he received his bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Master of Music Degree in Jazz Studies. Sam is the founder and leader of the acclaimed ensemble, Will Sessions, a premier Detroit ensemble.
He has recorded and collaborated with many artists including Eminem, Mayer Hawthorne, Mary J Blige, Wendell Harrison, Amp Fiddler, Dennis Coffey, Slum Village, Elzhi, and many others. He has shared the stage with George Clinton, and jazz greats Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, Diane Schuur, and has shared concert billing with Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Rhianna, and Wiz Khalifa.
Sam produces music in his own studio where he intertwines genres of funk, soul, hip-hop and jazz. His compositions have been used on television commercials by Chrysler, Ford, Gillette, and Cadillac, and show like Comedy Central’s Detroiters, Shotime’s White Famous, and many others. He composed the theme song and music beds for WDET’s The Craig Fahle Show from 2011 through 2014, as well as the theme for Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson.
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April 11, 2019 on CultureShift
WDET’s Sam Beaubien sat down with Andrey Douthard and Anna Atanassova from Paramita Sound to talk about the record stores past, their legendary monthly event The Beat Profile, and their move from West Village in Detroit to 1515 Broadway in Downtown.
April 1, 2019 on CultureShift
From the 1976 album Les Ya Toupas du Zaire – Vol. 1
March 19, 2019 on CultureShift
From the 1978 album Somewhere In My Lifetime
Feb. 25, 2019 on CultureShift
Ian Finkelstein discusses week four of his Black History Month Celebration