Samuel Piazza is a connoisseur of music. He has been part of the Chicago music community since the age of 15, when he started volunteering and engaging in guitar lessons at the now defunct Lathrop Community Music Center on Chicago’s North Side.
During his tenure at the Lathrop Community Music Center, Piazza honed in on his skills as a guitarist and formed his first band, “One Last Walk”.
In a short period of time, his ”One Last Walk” band acquired a cult following in the City of Chicago, appearing at the “Bottom Lounge”, “The Fire Side Bowling Alley, among other ventures.
When the band disbanded in 2004, Piazza took on new endeavors, one of which was using his acquired skills as a producer to help develop Music/Art spaces for the Humboldt Park community. In the meantime, he enrolled in Columbia College to enhance and sharpen up his musical skills.
In 2007, Piazza formed a Hip Hop group known as “Big Splashes”. The group recorded two EPs, playing in shows around the nation. One of the highlights of Big Splashes’ career was accepting an invitation to play in the 2010 Lollapalooza Showcase in Chicago’s Grant Park.
As a musician, a large part of Piazza’s time is spent in the studio writing music. He is a volunteer for “hiyaha records” – which provides free resources for up-and-coming Chicago artists in the way of booking promotions.