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About Sam Broverman


Sam Broverman has been singing for most of his life, and after a 35-year hiatus from crooning to pursue a career as a professor of actuarial mathematics at the University of Toronto, he has recently returned to the jazz club stage and the recording studio. He grew up in Winnipeg, where he performed in high school and college musicals and rock and roll bands. To help fund his university education, he appeared in several local Winnipeg theatre and cabaret productions, as well as on several nationally televised CBC programs, including Hymn Sing and The Doug Crosley Show.

While studying mathematics at the University of Manitoba, he also studied voice at the Faculty of Music. When it came time to pursue a graduate degree, Sam was faced with a choice: he'd been accepted into both to graduate studies in mathematics and to the Faculty of Music, but was only allowed to enroll in one faculty. He chose math, but always continued to pursue music and sing.

After receiving a PhD in mathematics in 1976, he moved to Toronto, and has been a professor of actuarial mathematics at U of T ever since. Sam has sung with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir since 1983.

In the past several years, Sam has once again started to devote more time to his musical passions. He started singing in jazz clubs in 2008, and has since performed in Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, New York City, and Hong Kong.

He has recently finished recording his first jazz album, Dream Maker, Heartbreaker: Sam Broverman sings Johnny Mercer, which was produced by Juno Award-winner Ken Whiteley.

Sam Broverman joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 06, 2011