by Jean-Pierre Marcel, Ebony Magazine

“Samara Joy’s debut has interesting origins. She discovered her extraordinary aptitude in college just a few years ago. This is when she decided to focus her studies on the skills of arrangement, and jazz composition. “Being introduced to this music through school opened my eyes to a whole different community. I’m born and raised in New York, but I had never been to a jam session before. My peers were light years ahead of me as far as being passionate about it and knowing various recordings and instrumentalists.” But after immersing herself into the artform, the ingenue would eventually surpass many of her more experienced peers.”

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