Sam Trump & The Soul Vortex
A collective of serial-vibe-artists that consistently transform audiences with uplifting engagement and spontaneous grooves. Fronted by two of the most dynamic performers in the city of Chicago, and supported by a rhythm section with unprecedented synergy, this collective has made and immense amount of noise on stages throughout the city of Chicago, and beyond!
A full-time musician and curator, and active throughout the city of Chicago where he’s become a mainstay. He curates musical talent at select venues, and maintains multiple performance residencies throughout the city, ranging from solo sets and small ensembles to music venues, festivals, and corporate events. Sam Trump sings, plays a smooth trumpet, and brings a sophistication to the stage that engages and uplifts. A few notable clients are SheaMoisture, Chicago Urban League, Volkswagen, Sofar Sounds, REI, Chicago Ideas, Navy Pier, BAMSFest (Boston). Sam’s debut album, Purple Skies (2018) documents the early maturation of his solo artistry, covering topics of love and romance, family, inspiration, societal interdependence, and the Black American plight. Sam is a long-standing member of the hip hop, soul, and jazz band Sidewalk Chalk, who released their fourth album An Orchid Is Born in 2017. Sam is also the co-founder of two Chicago-based performance-art organizations: Production: COLORS and ChiBrations.