With a voice as smooth as velvet and endless charm, Samara Joy is a singing star in the ascendancy. The young vocalist attracted attention in 2019 after winning the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Now, the 21-year-old announces her self-titled debut release, which puts her spin on jazz standards and classic material from the Great American Songbook. She’s joined by jazz guitar virtuoso Pasquale Grasso and his trio for a release that furthers Joy’s reputation as one of America’s most promising young jazz vocalists.