Samara Joy
  • Presented By: Virginia Arts Festival
  • June 8, 2024
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
  • 201 Market St, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
  • (757) 282-2800
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: Tickets at

“Every so often a new vocalist blows everyone on the jazz scene away with their distinctive style, charm, and dexterity. Samara Joy is that new voice that’s giving new purpose to the music.”

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)!