Overview

Known for her smooth vocals and deeply emotive music, New York jazz musician Samara Joy’s success seems to rise with every performance. Now, she is making her Jazz Series debut in Samueli Theater!

“Listening to Samara Joy, I'm struck by the sound of her voice—warm, grounded and sturdy, an impression reinforced by her sure sense of pitch. But her understated, swingy rhythm can feel lighter than air.” –NPR

After winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, Samara Joy released her debut album that was immediately met with glowing reviews. Samara Joy has performed in some of New York’s premier jazz venues and has delighted thousands of audience members with what DownBeat calls “power that usually takes a lot of living to master. But the Purchase College graduate has got it in spades.”

This performance will be one you won’t want to miss.