Jazz critics around the world decribe Samo Šalamon (PhD) as one of the most interesting guitar players and composers of the younger generation. The encyclopedia Penguine Guide to Jazz placed him as one of the best composers on the jazz scene and the acclaimed magazine Guitar Player listed him as one of the 10 best new guitarists on the scene. He wrote more than 280 compositions and recorded 35 albums under his name. He works with world known labels and artists, such as: Mark Turner, Tyshawn Sorey, Tony Malaby, Donny McCaslin, David Binney, Stefano Battaglia, Christian Lilinger and many others. The prestigious British label Penguin Books listed Samo’s debut album into the list of 1001 best jazz albums of all time.