News & Press

Sam Neufeld - Winner of The 2015 National Trumpet Competition - Jazz Division.

March 22, 2015

I won The National Trumpet Competition - Jazz Division!!

This past weekend, I competed against eleven fantastic trumpet players. The first semi-final round took place on Friday afternoon and was followed by a final judging Saturday afternoon. The finals (three trumpet players left) were very exciting and nerve-wracking.

I'm very happy to say that my friend from Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Alec Aldred - and I came on top with the number 1 and 2 spots!

Sept 15, 2014

Font Trumpet Festival - Sam Neufeld

Very excited to be a part of the upcoming FONT Trumpet Festival!

I will be playing with my own group as well as with the New School Trumpet Alumni Round Robin. This performance showcases trumpeters: Kenyatta Beasley, Alejandro Berti, Itamar Borochov, Mike Rodriguez, Nick Roseboro, Aaron Shragge, Carter Yasutake, and myself.

Please click the picture to the right to check out more information about these performances!

June 16, 2014

Tea and Trumpets Flyer.

Back in Milwaukee for a couple weeks -- I've been enjoying a string of shows with the Kevin Hayden Band.

One you don't want to miss is "Tea and Trumpets" at Villa Terrace. Click here (or the image to the right) for more information.

March 25, 2014

Thumbnail of Michael Stephensons website

I've been working a lot on web design recently. This site you are looking at right now was designed from scratch by me.

I am happy to announce that after lots of work and planning, I have finished my friend, Michael Stephenson's site! Please check it out:

December 21, 2013

Thumbnail of Sam Neufeld at Albert Baliwas's Senior Recital

It is recital season at The New School, so here is a link to another performance I was a part of - Albert Baliwas's Senior Recital.

The band is comprised of:

  Albert Baliwas - Alto Saxophone
  Sam Neufeld - Trumpet
  Alex Claffy - Bass
  Lucas Del Calvo - Guitar
  Eden Ladin - Piano
  Kyle Poole - Drums

Lots of love was in the room during this performance - I think you will really enjoy giving it a listen!

December 5, 2013

thumbnail of Kate Douglas EP

My new friend Kate Douglas just released her new EP and I am featured on a couple tracks.

Please click the link to give a listen and download:


November 25, 2013

thumbnail of ben's senior recital poster.

I recently had the pleasure of performing one of my compositions on my friend's senior recital. The piece is entitled "Two Stories Above". The band is comprised of:

  Ben Katz - Tenor Saxophone
  Sam Neufeld - Trumpet
  Devin Starks - Bass
  Lucas Del Calvo - Guitar
  Evan Allen - Piano
  Jay Sawyer - Drums