• Sam Payne

    Sam Payne


    Sam Payne, host of The Apple Seed: Tellers and Stories is a performer whose original stories and jazz-inflected folk music has turned the heads of critics and audiences around the west. Alone or part of Savoy, his jazz quartet, Payne's arresting stage presence, his craft as a poet/storyteller, and his soaring tenor voice have established him as an enduring and engaging performer; the songwriter's songwriter. A veteran of the Timpanogos and Weber storytelling festivals, Payne has brought his peculiar stories and jazz-inflected folk tunes to halls in Canada, Bulgaria, Tokyo, and from coast to coast in the United States. In addition to maintaining a career as a performing artist, he serves as the school director of Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts.