Sam Ospovat is a professional drummer, percussionist, and composer living in New York City.

Ospovat's debut recording as a leader Ride Angles (Label TBA) is due out in November 2018, and features the core trio of Matt Mitchell on piano and Kim Cass on upright bass, with guest appearances by Brandon Seabrook on guitar, Nick Lyons on alto, and Lorin Benedict on scat vocals. 

Other projects he is involved in include (but are not limited to) Ava Mendoza's avant-garde rock trio Unnatural Ways with electric bass extraordinaire Tim Dahl; the Angelica Sanchez Nonet with Chris Speed, Michäel Attias, Ben Goldberg, Kirk Knuffke, Thomas Heberer, Omar Tamez and John Hébert; Brandon Seabrook's double rhythm section ensemble Die Trommel Fatale with Chuck Bettis, Eivind Opsvik, Henry Fraser, Marika Hughes and Dave Treut; Timosaurus with Matt NelsonAndrew Conklin and Eli Crews; legendary underground post-rock spoken-word group Enablers; and a nascent quintet lead by Ospovat called Expressive Olympics featuring Devin Hoff, Jaimie Branch, Matt Nelson and Ava Mendoza

Ospovat has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe, and performed with many notable musicians including Cecil Taylor, Maryanne Amacher, Leo Smith, Terry Riley, The San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Tune-Yards, Naytronix, Willie Winant, members of Rova Saxophone Quartet, Ches Smith, Trevor Dunn and Bill McHenry.