Sammy Morales / SM Quinteto

Born in Bronx, NY but settled all his life in Puerto Rico , Sammy Morales just is not one of the best bassists in the jazz scene in Puerto Rico , but it is also a professor , mentor of young musicians and manager of musical events.

Morales has worked with a variety of artists such as Danny Rivera, Wilkins , Glen Monroig , Lourdes Robles, Luis Angel, Project M Rene Farrait , Los Andes , H2O, Willie Colón and others.

In the jazz scene he has played with Evif Project Angel David Mattos , Franky Suarez , Brenda Hopkins, Edgar Abraham, Jorge laboy , David Sanchez , Luis " Perico " Ortiz, Danilo Perez and Amuni Nacer among others.

The bassist is the director of the Repertory Theatre Company of the University of Puerto Rico and Jazz Workshop at the University of Puerto Rico . He is also a professor at American University and instructor of bass.

His most recent project is SM Quintet , which focuses on his own compositions , integrating elements of jazz , tango and other influence. It's a very melodic , impossible to pigeonhole music that responds only to the musical creativity of Morales and his band and not preset categories and schemas.