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Grammy winner Samara Joy to perform at UW Memorial Union


Two-time Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Samara Joy will be in Madison this spring to perform in Shannon Hall of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Memorial Union on May 4 at 7:30 p.m., UW announced Wednesday.

Joy will be in Madison just a few months after winning her first two Grammy Awards including the coveted “Best New Artist” award. Her performance will be part of the Wisconsin Union Theater’s 2022-23 Jazz Series.

Joy was originally scheduled to perform at the UW Memorial Union on Feb. 16 but needed to alter these plans.

“We invited Samara Joy a whole year before her Grammy win, and it is always super exciting to program a rising star and then see their career launch in the same season they’re performing at the Wisconsin Union Theater,” Wisconsin Union Theater Director Elizabeth Snodgrass said in a statement. “We are all so excited for her success. It was a shame she lost her voice after all the excitement and had to go on vocal rest, but, luckily, she is healing and, with the new date of May 4th, we get to close out our 2022-2023 season with this new jazz superstar!”

In 2021, Joy released her first album called “Linger Awhile” which was awarded a Grammy Award win for “Best Jazz Vocal Album.” She also won the Grammy for “Best New Artist,” a category that the Grammy Awards describes as “recognizing an artist who has notably impacted the musical landscape.”

For Joy’s May 4 performance, guests can purchase tickets here.