Sam Montooth

Bassist / Vocalist / Instructor

Sam Montooth is an in demand bassist residing in Orange County California. He has played throughout most of Southern California. Sam plays acoustic and electric basses as well as being a vocalist. His love is jazz, but is at home playing many styles of music including Soca, Rock n' Roll, Reggae, symphonic works with various orchestras, and musical theater. He is proud to have worked with some of the best jazz musicians around including: Buddy Collette, Mark Massey, Ron Kobayashi, Llew Matthews, Ron Stout, Chris Williams, Jamie Findlay, Kendall Kay, Matt Politano, Bruce Babad, Cris Barber, Paul Carman, Andrew Carney, Michael Carney, Randy Drake, Tom Dustman & Beachfront Property, Gary Gould, Dean Grech, Tony Guerrero, Karen Hammack, Mike Higgins, Jeff Jarvis, Ellen Johnson, Matt Johnson, Dan Methe & the Swing Cats Big Band, Paul Navidad, and Todd Oliver.

Welcome to the Summer!

Summer is here. That means parties! That means fun! That means music!

These three things go together and if you're missing the music part, let me know, I'm a professional and I can help. :)

Whatever kind of music you may want for your private party, I can provide it and would be happy to make sure that this year's summer party is the one everyone remembers. Whether it's Swinging Jazz, Caribbean party music, or good ol' Rock n' Roll, I've got you covered.

If you're not planning a party or an event but still want to hear great music this summer, feel free to sign up for my newsletter which will be the place to be in the know about upcoming performances and events.

This is going to be my best summer ever and I want to share the fun with you!



Just letting you know I've been slowly adding new stuff for you to check out today. Now on the video page you can see a video that was taken by a friend during one of my gigs last year. Much appreciation to Rick LaVasseur for providing me with the video from that evening!

I've also added a track I recorded with Ron Kobayashi a while back singing the standard, "Meditation." Ron sounds absolutely genius on this track, I know you'll enjoy it!

As I write this, I'm getting ready for tonight's performance at Steamers in Fullerton with the Mark Massey Quintet. It will be another fun evening of straight ahead jazz, hope you can share it with me.

-Keep Swingin'!



I've been building my mailing list up for the newsletter. I'm curious what you'd like to see in it. I plan to definitely have all of my performances listed, but what else would you like to hear about? I'd like to make it more than just a bulletin board via email. I totally appreciate those who are so interested that they want to come out and support me when I'm performing, that still blows me away that there are people who do that! I'm sure there's more I could do in a newsletter to interest you. Feel free to comment below, I'd love to hear your thoughts. And, if you haven't signed up yet, you can sign up by clicking here.

Have a great rest of February!