Samara Joy

Virginia Arts Festival
At the age of just 23, this extraordinary young singer nabbed two 2023 GRAMMY Awards: Best Jazz Vocal Album and the auspicious Best New Artist award. Older jazz fans love her for her faithfulness to the classics, causing critics to proclaim her "a reincarnation of Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald in the same body" (London Jazz News). And a whole generation of new, younger fans have fallen in love with her sound - and the art form. Discover a "silky-voiced rising star" (The New York Times) who makes jazz "live and breathe anew" (Observer)!