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UCSB Arts and Lectures

December 2023

Samara Joy: A Joyful Holiday

Dec 8 • 8:00 pm PST
The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States
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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.

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