Samuel Martinell is a musician, educator, and producer based in New York City. He has shared the stage with Grammy winner artists and performed at major venues such Carnegie Hall, Lefrak Hall, jazz clubs and festivals in US.
Samuel was the drummer for the multi Grammy-nominated trumpet player Claudio Roditi, who called him "...one of the most talented musicians coming out of Brazil in recent years..."
He is a teaching artist at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and director of the Brazilian Rhythm Workshop, education platform dedicated to teaching Brazilian music in US.
He is also the producer of the show "NY Jazz City", and director of SCM Music Production.
"Ivar" composed by Marcus McLaurine for Trilateral Project - Tomoko Ohno on piano, Marcus McLaurine on bass, Samuel Martinelli on drums - NYC, 2021