s Sam Barsh-Performer, Composer, Producer
Sam Barsh Piano Sam Barsh - Songwriter, Producer, Performer Sam Barsh - Songwriter, Producer, Performer Sam Barsh - Songwriter, Producer, Performer “Barsh knows in
his bones how to
put a song
-Vents Magazine
“Pianist with the
gift of groove”
-Nate Chinen,
New York Times
-Jazz Times

Bringing his experience as a top-call keyboardist on the NYC jazz scene to his chart-topping and GRAMMY-winning collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and Anderson .Paak, Sam Barsh has successfully been on the front line of re-incorporating sophisticated harmony into today’s popular music.

Heavily steeped in the jazz scene as well as the production/songwriting world, Barsh toured with the iconic bassist and composer Avishai Cohen’s trio for 3 years, recording 3 albums and a live DVD at New York’s famed Blue Note jazz club. He has worked with many renowned jazz artists, including Cassandra Wilson, Gregory Porter, Jane Monheit, Roy Hargrove, Robin Eubanks and Lonnie Plaxico.

Barsh has written and/or produced over 200 commercially released songs, with 17 Gold and Platinum certifications and 4 #1 albums on the Billboard 200. He co-wrote the Kanye West feat. The Weeknd and Lil Baby single “Hurricane” which reached #1 on multiple charts, and won the GRAMMY Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance. Barsh also co-wrote the smash Aloe Blacc song “The Man,” which sold 4 million singles worldwide and reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart and #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

His work as a songwriter and keyboardist on Kendrick Lamar’s Platinum-certified album “To Pimp A Butterfly” won 3 GRAMMY Awards and a nomination for Album of the Year. Barsh was nominated for the 2021 GRAMMY Award for Best R&B song as a co-writer on Tiana Major9 and EarthGang’s single “Collide” and a 2022 GRAMMY for album of the year as a songwriter on Kanye West’s “Donda”. His work on Anderson .Paak’s groundbreaking album “Malibu,” BJ the Chicago Kid’s “In My Mind,” Ledisi’s “Let Love Rule” and on the “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” soundtrack has garnered an additional 4 GRAMMY Nominations. Other notable studio credits include songs with A$AP Rocky, Logic, Norah Jones, Eminem and Macy Gray.

Barsh has released a number solo projects: the “Sam Barsh and the Deli” Spotify Sessions which has amassed over 19 million streams; “The Nine,” an album commissioned by the Skirball Center for their “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” exhibit; and a series of instrumental beat compilations.