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Sam Davidson is a contemporary clarinetist from Vancouver BC. Since completing a degree at the University of British Columbia a decade ago, Davidson has found his niche as a fringe clarinetist, wind synthesist and producer.
Recording under the moniker Skim Milk since 2013, Sam embraces a new direction in clarinet playing, one that utilizes a plethora of influences from orchestral foundations, jazz improvisation, eastern european nuance and electronic approaches.
He is a member of Canadian band Brasstronaut who have toured Europe and North America extensively to much critical acclaim. This experimental pop band showcases the clarinet in an usual context alongside a contemporary rock music setting as well as featuring Sam’s unique voice on the EWI, a breath controlled synthesizer. In addition he performs regularly with Toronto based violinist extraordinaire Jaron Freeman-Fox and The Opposite of Everything.
His second full-length album Skim Milk: Ghosts of Jazz is out in October 2015. It brings together Davidson’s passion for the jazz era with his deep admiration of hip hop and electronic music.
For more information please visit www.skimmilk.ca