Guitarist - Composer - Educator
He is a formidable classical guitarist; he plays jazz and funk; much of his compositional output reflects a love of traditional Jewish musics; some of his solo works sound like explorative improvisations, others sound like pristine and carefully crafted compositions [...] The common thread amongst all of this is a virtuosic skill which enables completely authentic communication; when you listen to Bonnet, there’s no mistaking who you are listening to, or what he’s saying to you.
Here’s a project that will please both jazz and world music lovers. What a pleasure it is to discover guitarist and composer Samuel Bonnet and his group. The savvy mix of arabic sounding harmonics, Chano Dominguez-like percussions and flamenco guitar all add up to make a great sounding band. More than just a nice CD, this group has something to say.”
I think there is in your compositions the same kind of delicacy and “bon gout” as in your playing. Congratulations!
The Israeli/French classically and jazz-trained guitarist Bonnet brings all those influences and more into the mix, smoothly blending soul, klezmer, Brazilian and Native American styles into his original compositions.
Those guys are mega talented
His music is a captivatingly poetic musical journey.