Samara Joy is Next – A New Gold Standard for Jazz Vocalists
Once-in-a-generation vocalist Samara Joy has signed with Verve Records, and released “Linger Awhile”, her full-length debut for the label, on September 16. 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).
“Linger Awhile” finds Samara updating beloved songs with a modern twist, sometimes singing original lyrics using the melodies of famous instrumental solos, a style known as vocalese. Recorded at Sear Sound studio in New York City and featuring exemplary musicianship by Pasquale Grasso (guitar), Ben Paterson (piano), David Wong (double bass), and Kenny Washington (drums), the tracklist is comprised of reinvented classics including “Someone to Watch Over Me” (George Gershwin), “’Round Midnight” (Thelonious Monk), and “Nostalgia (The Day I Knew)” (Fats Navarro). “Linger Awhile” not only highlights Samara’s timeless vocals and a musical wisdom beyond her years, it also introduces this foundational popular music to a fresh audience.
🎉 Samara Joy will be on tour in France during October ! 🎉
October 14 – Toulouse – Jazz sur son 31 – Tickets here.
October 15 – Nancy – Nancy Jazz Pulsations – Tickets here.
October 17 – Bordeaux – Opéra National de Bodeaux – Tickets here.
October 18 – Cormières-en-Parisis –Théâtre du Cormier – Tickets here.
October 20 – Clermont Ferrand – Jazz en Tête International Jazz Festival – Tickets here.
October 21 – Nimes – Nimes Métropole Jazz Festival – Tickets here.
October 25 – Paris New Morning – Tickets here.
Check out all of our shows here.