"Songwriter Extraordinaire"

“Phenomenally Talented"
-Jazz Times

“A keyboardist with a gift for groove”
-Nate Chinen, New York Times

“Really cutting edge, a very promising young pianist.”
-Cassandra Wilson

“Barsh knows in his bones how to put a song together”
-Vents Magazine

“One of the most thoroughly original keyboardists I've heard in years; an incredibly brisk breath of fresh air.”
-Nathaniel Friedman, contributor to The Philadelphia Enquirer, GQ, Jazziz and AllAboutJazz.com

“Anti-Elite Tunesmith”
-Eric Fine, Downbeat Magazine

Interviews and Features

5 Things Sam Barsh Has Learned About Playing Hip-Hop Keys

Play Hip-Hop: A Hip-Hop Keyboard Primer

Musician’s Corner Sam Barsh Interview

Downbeat Magazine Sam Barsh: Anti-Elite Tunesmith

Okay Player Van Ike Put An Electro-Soul Spin On Jhené Aiko’s “The Worst”


Jazz.com review of “Wake Up and Smile”

BBC review of Avishai Cohen “Continuo”

PerezHilton.com Palter Ego Drops “Diamonds” on Adele’s “Skyfall”

Jazz Times review of Avishai Cohen “As Is: Live at the Blue Note”

Pitchfork.com review of Jeff Parker “The Relatives”

Other Press

Pollstar Interview with Jesse Palter on Palter Ego’s business model

New York Times Sam Barsh Band concert preview 1

New York Times Sam Barsh Band concert preview 2

The Fader Interview with producer Rahki on the making of Kendrick Lamar’s “I”