Two "Southerners" - SAM from SoCal, JAK from Southern Germany, unifying sounds of jazz and southern folk music to create the sound that is SAM & JAK.
Sam Stokes learned the ropes from her parents - empowered vocalist mom and rock 'n' roll dad - who made their initial success on sunset strip in the LA music scene in the 70s.
We can see Sam's natural musical talent and intuitive artistry lead her to pave her own path in Germany before eventually bringing her to LA, where she continues to pave a road with SAM & JAK and the Starr44 Artists.
While following her own path, Sam believes in a strong sense of community, contributing her time and energy to empowering and training with fellow artists in the Starr44 Artists Alliance.
JAK (A.K.A. Jürgen Kramlofsky) grew up in the South of Germany, and although not from a musical family, began playing guitar at the age of 10. He's skilled in a wide variety of guitar playing, from classical picking to rock guitar to banjo and mandolin.
In the 90's JAK went to Los Angeles to study Guitar and Arrangement at the LA Groove School of Music. After finishing his studies, JAK returned to Germany to build a career in music.
He is a talented composer, performer, director and producer in a myriad of genres.