Samuel Jones is from New Zealand and has been playing the drums since the age of nine. In high school he performed with various Jazz big bands, including the Christchurch School of Music Jazz Band. Sam studied at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology Jazz School to develop his jazz performance abilities. He went on to teach privately at high schools in his home town.
Sam has performed on several New Zealand variety television shows including "Showcase" and "Star Factory,” and has taken part in numerous tours around New Zealand and Australia. In 1997, he commenced work at the Hard Rock Cafe Beijing. This led to further employment at their Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen locations. From there he was employed by S.L. Feldman, a Canadian company specializing in entertainment circuits throughout the world.
Since moving to the U.A.E., Samuel has played with some of Dubai's most in-demand acts and has played many large scale events. Sam is proud to be part of the GEMS Music Academy team, and is committed to helping students find their rhythmic feet on the drums.