Engineer & Producer
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 he composed the theme song and music beds for WDET’s The Craig Fahle Show from 2011 through 2014.
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May 16, 2018 on CultureShift
The band came to the wdet studios to perform live and discuss their very popular recurring event at El Club called Cable Night with wdet’s Sam Beaubien.
April 10, 2018 on CultureShift
This week on Sam’s Jams we listen to the lost remix of Slum VIllage’s “Hold Tight” featuring Q-Tip
March 8, 2018 on CultureShift
This week on Sam’s Jams we listen to the rare Gospel recording “He’ll Give Us What We Really Need”
Feb. 16, 2018 on CultureShift
This week on Sam’s Jams we talk with Detroit Hiphop artist Xavier Jack and hear his song “Here I Come”.
Feb. 8, 2018 on CultureShift
This week on Sam’s Jams we remember drummer Leon “Ndugu” Chancler
Jan. 30, 2018 on CultureShift
This week on Sam’s Jams we hear an exclusive track from Detroit hip-hop artist, Black Milk, from his upcoming album Fever