2023 GRAMMY Award-winner Samara Joy LIVE at Tempe Center for the Arts on September 21
Tempe, AZ – Tempe Center for the Arts has announced that “once-in-a-generation” vocalist Samara Joy will kick-off its 2023 fall season. The 23-year-old winner of Best New Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 65th Annual GRAMMY Awards will perform one night only on Thursday, September 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Experience Circle members are on-sale now.
General on-sale starts on February 9, 2023 at 10 a.m.
2022 saw Joy dazzling crowds at jazz clubs, festivals, and cultural institutions across the globe, including her “glowing, auspicious debut” (NPR) at the 2022 Newport Jazz Festival, and performing on NBC’s Today Show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The New York Times praised the “silky-voiced rising star” for “helping jazz take a youthful turn”.
Samara’s Verve Records debut album Linger Awhile, in addition to winning a GRAMMY and earning a 2023 NAACP Image Award nomination, was spotlighted on “Best of The Year” lists by thPhiladelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Slate, Jazz Times, and more.
The Bronx native’s rich and velvety yet precociously refined voice, has already earned her fans like Anita Baker and Regina King, and millions of likes on TikTok — cementing her status as perhaps the first Gen Z jazz singing star.
Ticket Info: Tickets are $35, $45 & $55 | $30, $40, $50 for Experience Circle Members and available at
tempecenterforthearts.com or (480) 350-2822.
Event subject to change without notice.