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Samara Joy

Samara Joy

June 13, 2024

Reserved Seating: $49, $59, $79

Hoyt Sherman Place presents three-time Grammy Award winner and rising jazz star, Samara Joy. This event is made possible by John & Penny Krantz. John is the current President of the Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation Board of Directors as well as the Artistic Director for the annual Jazz in July concerts. Sponsorship and accommodations will also be provided by Hotel Fort Des Moines.

In February 2023, Samara Joy took home two Grammys – Best Jazz Vocal Album and the auspicious Best New Artist award. In February 2024, Samara Joy won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance for “Tight.”

With her Grammy award-winning Verve Records debut, Linger Awhile, 24-year-old Bronx native Samara Joy makes her case to join the likes of Sarah, Ella, and Billie as the next mononymous jazz singing sensation recorded by the venerable label. Her voice, rich and velvety yet precociously refined, has already earned her fans like Anita Baker and Regina King, appearances on the Today Show, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CBS Mornings, MSNBC, The Kelly Clarkson Show, The Jennifer Hudson Show, The Drew Barrymore Show, in addition to millions of likes on TikTok — cementing her status as perhaps the first Gen Z jazz singing star.

On Linger Awhile, Samara introduces 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’s All Things Considered named her a “classic jazz singer from a new generation.”

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