Sam Grobe-Heintz has been active in the Bay Area jazz scene for the past 10 years, during which time he has had the privilege of playing with Andrew Speight, Akira Tana, Saturo Oda, Erik Jekabson, Micheal Zisman, Marcus Belgrave, Vince Lateano, Donald "Duck" Bailey, Eric Alexander, Pete Yellin, Jamie Davis, Wycliffe Gordon, Hale Baskin, Alexander String Quartet, Mike Olmos, Darryl Green, Jaz Sawyer, Glenn Richman and Eddie Marshall, among others. He is a member of several bay area bands, including Horace-Scope and the Fil Lorenz Orchestra, and has appeared at innumerable venues around the Bay Area. Sam has taught piano privately for the past 10 years, has taught at the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and currently holds a teaching position in the Jazz Studies department at University of Pacific. Over the years, he has studied piano with Harold Mabern, Joe Gilman, Geoffrey Keezer and the late Smith Dobson.
Sam lives in the Hayward hills with his wife, Theresa and daughter, Marcella.