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Selected Appearances And News of Note:
12/17, Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8pm holiday show

11/19, Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8pm

10/15, Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8pm

9/17, Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8pm

8/20, Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8pm

7/28, USM, 7-8:30 pm, Portland Jazz Orchestra at University of Maine Jazz Camp

7/23, Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8pm

7/19 evening, Portland Jazz Orchestra at Universiry of Southern Maine Jazz Camp

6/18, Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8pm

06/13, The Chris Humphrey Big Band, Damariscotta

06/12, The Tom Porter Quartet at Elements, Biddeford

5/21, Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8pm

4/30, Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8pm

3/19, Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland, 8pm

3/14, Portland Jazz Orchestra at Maine State High School Jazz Fest, South Portland High School, 5 pm

February 25, 2015 -- The Tom Porter Quartet at The Frontier, Brunswick. Mr. Porter accompanied by Frank Maucieri, saxophones, Mark Barnette, drums and SMS, double bass.

February 19, 2015 -- Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland.

January 29, 2015 -- Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland. If you're reading this you are probably the only person beside Sam who know this is Sam's birthday!

January 28, 2015 -- The Tom Porter Quartet at The Frontier, Brunswick. Mr. Porter accompanied by Frank Maucieri, saxophones, Mark Barnette, drums and SMS, double bass.

January 23, 2015 -- The Tracy McMullen Quintet at Studzinski Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick. This is some band: TM on tenor saxophone, Mark Tipton, trumpet, Tom Porter, piano, Mark Barnette, drums, and Sam "Mark" Sherry on bass. Yessah!

January 9, 2015 -- Portland Jazz Orchestra at Jazz AllState, Scarborough High School

December 18, 2014 -- Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland

December 12, 2014 -- The Tom Porter Quartet at The Frontier, Brunswick

November 21, 2014 -- Tom Porter & Friends at Phippsburg UCC Church

November 12, 2014 -- Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland

November 1, 2014 -- Cape Elizabeth's 250th Anniversary Celebration, Inn By The Sea,, Cape Elizabeth, 5-8 p.m. With Chris Oberholtzer and friends.

October 16, 2014 -- Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland

October 6, 2014 -- Clinic and concert with Eric Marienthal, Brewer Community School, 92 Pendleton Street, Brewer. A rare opportunity to play with the saxophonist for Chick Corea, Gordon Goodwin, Jeff Lorber and many others. This should be fun!

September 29, 2014 -- Private music with Brad Ciechomski Trio, Kennebunk

September 27, 2014 -- Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland

September 18, 2014 -- On guitar with Dick Given's Big Band, Falmouth

September 6, 2014 -- Tom Porter & Friends, First UCC, Gloucester

August 28, 2014 -- Portland Jazz Orchestra at One Longfellow Square, Portland

August 6, 2014 -- Peter Herman Trio featuring Steve Grover, drums, and Sam on bass at The Frontier, Brunswick.

August 3, 2014 -- Tom Porter & Friends, Outdoor concert @ Town Landing Park, Winthrop, Maine

July 24, 2014 -- On guitar with Dick Given's Big Band, Falmouth

July 23, 2014 -- Peter Herman Trio featuring Steve Grover, drums, and Sam on bass at The Frontier, Brunswick.

June 12, 2014 -- On guitar with Dick Given's Big Band, Falmouth

May 31, 2014 -- Private music with Nick Ludington, guitar, and Jan Van Voorst, drums

May 22, 2014 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland 8-9:30 pm.

May 15, 2014 -- On guitar with Dick Given's Big Band, Falmouth

May 14, 2014 -- A rare appearance by the Rick Nelson Quartet without Rick Nelson! Hear Steve Grover, drums, Sam and others at The Frontier, Brunswick.

April 19, 2014 -- The Tom Porter Quartet at The Frontier, Brunswick. Mr. Porter plays piano, joined by Frank Mauceri, saxophone, Mark Barnette, drums and Sam on bass. We play music written by ourselves, our friends and heros but not much "standard." What a fun band!

April 17, 2014 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland 8-9:30 pm.

March 21, 2014 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, Maine

April 5, 2014 -- Sam on guitar with the outsanding bassis
Ken Lloyd, Allen Avenue UU Church, Portland

April 4, 2014 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, Cape Elizabeth High School

March 26, 2014 -- With Jason St. Pierre and the one-and-only Tony Boffa, Ginko Blue, Portland

March 21, 2014 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, Medomak Valley High School

March 20, 2014 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland 8-9:30 pm.

March 12, 2014 -- With the distinguished and creative Dr. Rick Nelson, guitar, and the equally exploratory Steve Grover, drums, at The Frontier, Brunswick.

February 13, 2014 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland 8-9:30 pm.

February 7, 2014 -- with Tony Gaboury, opening for visual artist Lori Austil at Thomas Memorial Library, Cape Elizabeth 5:30-7pm

January 29, 2014 -- Celebrate Sam's birthday with Jennifer Porter at Ginko Blue, Portland 7-10 pm.

January 23, 2014 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland 8-9:30 pm.

January 11, 2014 -- Private music with Jan Van Voorst Van Beest and Friends, Portland

December 21, 2013 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, Franco-American Heritage Center, Lewiston

December 12, 2013 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland 8-9:30 pm. A tremendous big band that plays originals!

December 6, 2013 -- With Jason St. Pierre, saxophone, and Jan Van Voorst, Drums, at The Woodlands, Portland

October 16, 2013 -- With Dr. Rick Nelson, guitar, and Steve Grover, drums, at The Frontier, Brunswick.

September 21, 2013 -- The Tom Porter Quartet at The Frontier, Brunswick.

September 8, 2013 - Private function with Ken Gaspar and Bill Byrne

July 19, 2013 -- With Ken Gaspar, piano, at Solo Bistro, 128 Front Street in Bath, 6:30-9:30 pm. Ken is a fine mainstream pianist and might play some trumpet too. This is a pretty classy venue for the likes of me!

July 17, 2013 -- With The Chris Humphrey Big Band, Shevenell Park, Biddeford. Standard repertoire played (and sung) with gusto.

June 20, 2013 -- With the Dick Given / Dave Langzetelle Big Band -- on guitar!

March 21, 2013 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland 7-9:30 pm.

March 12, 2013 -- The Tom Porter Quartet on Maine Public Radio's Friday Night Jazz. Mr. Porter plays piano, joined by Frank Mauceri, saxophone, Mark Barnette, drums and Sam on bass. What a fun band! Tune in online for streaming audio, and limited live seating will be available in the Bangor studio.

March 1, 2013 -- With saxophonist Bill Byrne and pianist Ken Gaspar at The Woodlands for an evening exploring the Standard Repertoire.

January 26, 2013 -- Freeport White Nights with pianist Ken Gaspar and drummer Mike Boucher. White Nights is the biggest fundraising event for Freeport Community Services. Join us at 5:30p.m. at the Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot Street in Freeport.

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December 31, 2012 -- With Chris Oberholtzer, Cape Elizabeth.

December 8, 2012 -- The Tom Porter Quartet, with Frank Mauceri, saxophone and Mark Barnette, drums, at The Frontier, Brunswick

September 22, 2012 -- Yet again with Nick Ludington, guitar, and Jan Van Voorst, drums, at The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth

September 13, 2012 -- With Portland Jazz Orchestra, One Longfellow Square, Portland

September 8, 2012 -- With Nick Ludington, guitar, and Jan Van Voorst, drums, at The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth

July 21, 2012 -- Private engagement with Andy Happel and Ted Sink

June 23, 2012 -- Yet again with Nick Ludington, guitar, and Mark Barnette, drums, at The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth

March 30, 2012 -- Concert with Steve Grover, drums and Tony Gaboury, guitar, Cape Elizabeth High School

March 14, 2012 -- With Rick Nelson, guitar, and Mark Barnette, drums, at The Frontier, Brunswick.

March 10, 2012 -- Yet again with Nick Ludington, guitar, and Mark Barnette, drums, at The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth

February 24, 2012 -- With Nick Ludington, guitar, and Mark Barnette, drums, at The Local Buzz, Cape Elizabeth

February 18, 2012 -- The Tom Porter Quartet, with Mark Barnette, drums, and special guest Tony Gaboury, guitar, at The Frontier, Brunswick

February 8, 2012 -- With Rick Nelson, guitar, and Mark Barnette, drums, at The Frontier, Brunswick

January 25, 2012 -- With Nick Ludington, guitar, Jan Van Voorst, drums, and Jason St. Pierre at Ginko Blue, Portland. First time in about ten years for this quartet!

February 11, 2011 -- The Tom Porter Quartet on Maine Public Radio's Friday Night Jazz.
September 16, 2010 -- With avant-garde trumpeter and melodicist Taylor Ho Bynum and Friends, Kennebunkport.
br>November 2, 2009 -- With Mike Arciero at One Longfellow Square, Portland

October 24, 2008 -- Duo with saxophonist Matt Langley, Solo Bistro, Bath. Mr. Langley is amazingly good.

August 15, 2008 -- Sam and Dylan aboard the Amistad, a replica of the ship which was the site of a slave-led mutiny in 1839. Coordinated by The Amistad Arts Collective.

November 9, 2007 -- With Chris Humphrey, piano and vocals, Dave Wells, tenor saxophone, and Steve Grover, drums, live radio concert on Maine Public Radio

August 17, 2007 -- The Campion Ensemble, live radio concert on Maine Public Radio. With Chris Humphrey, piano and vocals, Jeff Witherell, drums and piano, Amrit Robbins, trumpet and Dylan Sherry, saxophones.

July, 2007 -- I am saddened by the passing of luthier Tom Williamson of Brunswick, Maine. Tom was a guitar builder and restorer of the very highest order and a close friend. Tom chose to leave a very light footprint on this world but it's a much sadder place without him.

June 16, 2007 -- Sam Sherry & The Campion Ensemble (Neil Pearlman, piano, Jeff Witherell, drums and Dylan Sherry, saxophones), Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth.

November 2, 2006 -- URSA MAJOR in concert at the Olin Arts Center, Bates College, Lewiston with Jeff Witherell, piano, Dylan Sherry, saxophones and Jan van Voorst van Beest, drums. Opening for Roswell Rudd and the Mongolian Buryat Band.

August 7, 2006 -- URSA MAJOR in concert at the 39th Annual Monday Night Jazz Series, Hartford, Connecticut. Chris Humphrey, piano & vocal, Matt Langley and Dylan Sherry, saxophones and Jan van Voorst van Beest, drums.

May 19, 2006 -- URSA MAJOR in concert, Olin Arts Center, Bates College

April 26, 2006 -- Sam Sherry, double bass & Dylan Sherry, saxophones, Cape Elizabeth Arts Commission

September 17, 2005 -- Ursa Major at the Third Annual Rockland HarborFest Jazz and Arts Festival, Rockland, Maine

May, 2005 -- The Arts Commission of Cape Elizabeth, Maine has generously awarded a grant to support the recording of Sam's jazz song-cycle based on Kahlil Gibran's THE PROPHET. Many thanks to the Commission!

January 30, 2005 -- Sam Sherry & Ursa Major with special guest Mark Kleinhaut at the Maine Jazz Alliance, Brunswick

November 12, 2004 -- Sam Sherry & Ursa Major LIVE on Maine Public Broadcasting, Bangor

November, 2004 -- The Gibran National Committee of Lebanon has graciously endorsed Sam's work on a jazz song-cycle based on Kahlil Gibran's monumental work, THE PROPHET.

August 8, 2004 -- Sam Sherry & Ursa Major at the FESTIVAL OF CULTURAL EXCHANGE, Longfellow Square, Portland

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