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Samara Joy

  • New York-based Samara Joy visits Seattle this month, performing with the Pasquale Grasso Trio. Ahead of her 2021 debut album, the young jazz vocalist won the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. KNKX Jazz Reporter Robin Lloyd spoke with Joy about her experiences in the "bigger classroom" since she graduated last year.
  • Recorded while she was still in college, the young vocalist's first album was "more than just an imposing debut," according to jazz critic Kevin Whitehead. "The album Samara Joy is a public service announcement for jazz education."