Sam Blakelock

Sam Blakelock is a NYC-based guitarist from New Zealand. Blakelock is the founder of @pickupjazz, known for his 278K Instagram following. Blakelock has performed off-broadway with Perez Hilton, and regularly performs in music theatre and venues across NYC, including Brooklyn Bowl, Minton's, and Rockwood Music Hall.


As press, he has worked with artists including John Mayer, Pat Metheny, Bill Frisell, and Nels Cline–and has covered the NAMM show, Winter JazzFest, and Alternative Guitar Summit.