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Samara Joy Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures
December 8, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
The first jazz performer since Esperanza Spalding to win the prestigious Best New Artist category at the Grammys, Samara Joy embraces the great tradition of such singers as Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald. Her 2022 recording Linger Awhile, filled with gloriously reimagined versions of American songbook standards, won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Don’t miss this Santa Barbara debut, a holiday-themed concert featuring three generations of her family.