The Samantha Liew Trio formed out of Samantha’s assesment band for the Christchurch Jazz School and consists of Samantha Liew on Piano, Mark Churcher on Drums and Josh Neal on bass. We play a mixture of American Jazz and Blues, Latin Jazz, Salsa and European Jazz. We play primarily instrumental piano based music but can bring in a vocalist and/or other musicians if required. If you feel that drums may be unsuitable for your venue, we are also available as a duo or with a vocalist as a trio. Samantha comes from East Malaysia and began studying Classical Piano when she was seven and switched to Jazz after coming to New Zealand to study. Mark has been playing for nine years with a variety of Christchurch musicians performing in everything from jazz combos to rock operas and covers bands. Josh has been playing for ten years. He currently plays with Christchurch Salsa band “Ritmo Latino” and performs casually with other local jazz musicians.