“The close precision and frothy power of her voice stand out immediately … so does the depth of her comfort within the jazz tradition.” - The New York Times
Samara Joy, rising star in vocal jazz, released her debut album 'Linger Awhile' on Sept. 16th 2022 (Verve Records).
At just 22 years old, Samara has already garnered critical acclaim for a voice “as rich as custard” (The New York Times) and a delivery that is “disarming [and] unhurried” (NPR Fresh Air), just as she has built a devoted following on TikTok and made avowed fans of Regina King, LaKeith Stanfield, and others. The Bronx native took home the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition prize while still in college and performed on The Today Show earlier this year.
In 2023, she won two Grammy Awards: in the 'Best Vocal Jazz Album' and 'Best New Artist' categories.
Duration 2 hours