Multi-instumentalist (keys, drums, guitar, bass, percussion, and vocals) Samuel Prather was born and raised in Washington DC. Prather developed a reputation for performing with and producing all types of acts, equally comfortable in Jazz, Funk, Gospel, Brazilian, Latin, Soul, and R&B.
Samuel been lucky enough to work with Raul Midon, Fred Yonnet, Hugh Masekela, Cyrus Chestnut, Pharoh Saunders, and Bennie Maupin to name a few. He was honored winning a student downbeat award in 2012 for his work with the Howard University Jazz Ensemble and currently leading his own critically acclaimed ensemble “Groove Orchestra", and recently started performing with a stripped down version of Groove Orchestra called the G.O! 4tet, which is great for fans who love Groove orchestra but can't wait for a big event with the larger group.