Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The Sampson Prentice Collective performes at the Jazz Station in Eugene

Featuring Original Compositions and Jazz Standards. Stick around for the 2nd Set Jam Session hosted by trumpeter Paul Krueger. 

  • Sampson Prentice saxophone
  • Robert Bohall piano
  • Robert Lassila bass
  • Nik Barber drums

Sam Prentice is a saxophonist based in Eugene, Oregon. He is a senior at the University of Oregon working on completing his Bachelor's degree in Jazz Studies and has studied jazz improvisation with Steve Owen, Idit Shner, and Sean Flannery. He has been a sideman playing in large ensembles, nonets, and small groups, and is now focusing on playing shows under his own name. Robert Bohall is an active pianist residing in Eugene, OR. He graduated with a Masters in Jazz Studies from the University of Oregon in 2023. Robert teaches privately, performs at various venues in Lane County, and collaborates with other musicians in the recording studio. Check out his most recent album on all major streaming platforms, “We Are Santa’s Elves,” recorded with Nik Barber and Robert Lassila. Robert also performs as a bass singer in the Eugene Symphony Chorus as a section leader, and has performed for three seasons in the Oregon Bach Festival chorus. Robert Lassila is a bassist and composer living in Eugene, Oregon. Being a versatile sideman, he finds himself performing many different genres on both electric and acoustic bass. For his personal projects, the main focus is composing and performing original jazz music for both small and large ensembles. He recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s degree in jazz studies, and is now pursuing a Master’s degree in jazz studies also at the University of Oregon. He studies composition and arranging with Steve Owen and Paul Krueger, and jazz improvisation with Tyler Abbott and Idit Shner, and Keith Brown. In the summer of 2017, Nik Barber relocated to Eugene OR to attend the University of Oregon’s Jazz Studies program. While in college, Nik studied with renowned Pacific Northwest Drummer Gary Hobbs, and has been a part of the Oregon Jazz Ensemble. It is with this group that Nik toured internationally, performing at the Umbria, Vienne, and Montreux Jazz Festivals. Nik is also a part of the dream-rock collective Laundry, who has opened for artists such as Mild High Club, Ritt Momney, The Backseat Lovers, and Winona Forever. Laundry has amassed over 2.5 Million listens on Spotify, as well as regularly maintains 30,000 monthly listeners. Laundry’s latest album “Movie Star” was released in 2021. In addition to Laundry, Nik is also part of the indie/songwriter group Golden Boy, Blues band Inner Limits, and has toured with the Swing Revival Band Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Nik is currently pursuing a Master’s of Music Degree at the University of Oregon under the direction of Ken Mastrogiovanni and Keith Brown.


April 3, 2024
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm


124 W Broadway
Eugene, 97401