Sam Wisman, known as the “Jazz Insider” on KKFI 90.1 FM, is a drummer and percussionist and plays professionally around Kansas City. He also teaches private drum lessons and enjoys playing the piano and guitar. Born the son of a classical musician in Topeka, Kansas, Sam’s first love was the work of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. By the age of 13 he was listening to jazz on the radio and found the work of Parker, Coltrane, and Blakey.
He moved to Kansas City in 2001 to study at the UMKC Conservatory of Music. As a fixture on the KC jazz scene Sam enjoys getting his daily dose of jazz on the radio from KKFI.