Sammi Garett is often recognized as the pink-donned prominent member of the Brooklyn, NY-based Power-Funk band Turkuaz (2012-2021). Her dynamic stage presence and powerful vocals were a major part of the band's live shows and recordings. She contributed to many of the band's albums, including "Digitonium," "Life In The City," and "Kuadrochrome." The group headlined all over the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia, playing festivals like Bonnaroo, Bottlerock, Lockn’, Jam Cruise and Jazz Aspen Snowmass and stages such as Red Rocks, Terminal 5, The Fillmore and The Capitol Theatre.
Sammi is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Vocal Performance. She graduated from Berklee cum laude, an achievement that reflects her strong academic performance and commitment to excellence.
After graduating, she continued to pursue her passion for music and established herself as a talented and versatile musician, collaborating with a wide range of artists. In addition to her musical pursuits, Sammi has also studied improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. A renowned comedy theater and school that has trained many of the top comedians and actors in the industry.
In 2017, Sammi started collaborating with the Cincinnati-based funk bassist Freekbass. In addition to their studio work together, Sammi had joined Freekbass and his band the Bump Assembly on stage, performing at festivals and concerts around the country.
Currently, Sammi is on tour with her new band Cool Cool Cool. A septet that formed in 2022 after performing together with the international touring act Turkuaz over the last 10+ years. Cool Cool Cool blends the best of Pop, Funk, House, Disco, and R&B to create a sound that is truly unique. With dynamic female-led vocals, a horn section that is tight and precise, animated synths that add texture and depth, and a rhythm section that lays down a wicked groove, this band knows how to deliver an electrifying performance. Thanks to their strong connection and collaborative spirit, Cool Cool Cool delivers a truly unforgettable experience and sound. Cool Cool Cool will be touring the U.S. in 2023 both as a headlining act as well as the supporting band for Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads and Adrian Belew (David Bowie, King Crimson) on their "Remain In Light" tour.