The Jazz Man Testifies: Samuel Prather Knows Many Styles, but Jazz—and D.C.—Are Always in His Heart

Samuel Prather

Samuel Prather’s musical influences have been many, but none was as formative as the minister of music at his childhood church. Raised in the church and later schooled in jazz, Prather brings a fusion of influences to his critically acclaimed sound. In honor of Black History Month, join contributing writer Eric Althoff as he connects with Samuel Prather to discuss his roots, why he believes D.C.’s jazz scene is underrated, and Prather’s residency at new venue Twelve After Twelve.