Samara Joy

Elected to the Hall of Fame
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    Samara Joy and her trio are scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m. on May 29.

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    Samara Joy performing at the 2023 Monterey Jazz Festival.

    Time to Be Adventurous

    Samara Joy posted a personal video on her social media this fall in which her grandfather, Elder Goldwire McLendon, is…

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    ​Vocalist Samara Joy reveals a core of benevolence on A Joyful Holiday.

    Yule Tunes

    ’Tis the season. You enjoy Christmas music, but are leery of listening to the same old albums. Bored with, oh, the…

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    Top 10 Jazz Albums of the Year

    Samara Joy’s Linger Awhile topped a daunting list of amazing music.

    Samara Joy, Linger Awhile (VERVE) … 1,910

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    Samara Joy brought fans to their feet in the middle of her Newport set!

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    “I don’t want to listen to jazz because I have to save it,” said Joy. “I want to listen to it and play it because I like it.”

  • Complete Critics Poll Results!

    To see the complete Critics Poll results, just click on the August 2023 issue cover image below.

    DB August Cover

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    ​Linger Awhile (Deluxe Edition) features previously unreleased tracks and arrangements by Samara Joy.

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    Joy performs the track “Dekoven” on Children of Bronzeville.

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    ​Samara Joy gives her acceptance speech at the Grammys on Feb. 5.

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    An all-star cast from 2019’s New York City Winter JazzFest.

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    Joy’s heroes range from Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jazzmeia Horn and H.E.R., to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.



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