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Samara Joy

May 25 @ 8:00 pm

Samara Joy photo by Ambe J. Williams

Saturday, May 25
8:00PM PST (doors open 7:00PM)
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium – Benaroya Hall

$20-90 (Tickets sold via Benaroya Hall)**

Samara Joy is bringing back old school jazz, making it her own with her stirring soulfulness and undeniable sparkling talent. In 2023, Samara Joy won two Grammys (she took home— “Best Jazz Vocal Album” and the auspicious “Best New Artist” award). Following up those fabulous accolades, Samara Joy won yet another Grammy at the 2024 Awards for “Best Jazz Performance” for her single “Tight.” Her voice, rich and velvety yet precociously refined, has already earned her fans like Anita Baker and Regina King, appearances on the TODAY Show, and millions of likes on TikTok—cementing her status as perhaps the first Gen Z jazz singing star. On Linger Awhile, Samara will introduce that massive audience to a slew of classic standards several times older than she is through her timeless, irresistible sound. The New York Times praised the “silky-voiced rising star” for “helping jazz take a youthful turn” while NPR All Things Considered named her a “classic jazz singer from a new generation.” Joy is still relatively new to jazz, but she relishes the process of digging through the music’s history and reimagining new standards in a way that enlivens and enriches them. Last holiday season, Samara released her first collection of holiday music, A Joyful Holiday EP. The 6-song collection of seasonal favorites is an extension of her latest album Linger Awhile and features a similar cast of jazz musicians—Pasquale Grasso on guitar, David Wong on bass and Kenny Washington on drums – plus Sullivan Fortner on piano.

For Samara Joy’s performance with Earshot Jazz she’ll be performing as an octet. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of jazz’s newest and most inspirational artists. Samara Joy was quick to sell out her performance with Earshot Jazz last year when she won her other two Grammys, so we highly recommend getting your tickets online now while you still can. Joining Samara are for this performance: Felix Moseholm (bass),Connor Rohrer (piano), Evan Sherman (drums), Jason Charos (trumpet), David Mason (alto saxophone), Kendric McCallister (tenor saxophone), and Donavan Austin (trombone).

*Earshot Jazz COVID-19 Policy: Earshot recommends that all ticket holders be vaccinated. Policy subject to change. Full COVID policy here.
** Tickets sold by Benaroya Hall. For questions about ticket purchases please contact Benraoya directly.
Phone 206 215 4747 Toll-free 866 933 4747
Email: tickets@seattlesymphony.org
In-person purchases, click here for details.


May 25
8:00 pm
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Benaroya Hall-Taper Auditorium
200 University St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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