Janine Rubenstein and Jeremy Parsons spoke to the 23-year old vocalist about her love for jazz music, growing up with her parents and accompanying her to the Grammys red carpet broadcast.
“It’s incredible. “I started singing it because it was my favorite music, and jazz has such rich heritage, such a rich past, and there are many people still contributing to it and making the world better, based on the foundations that legends have laid,” Joy shared about her decision for music within this genre. “So, it’s a great honor to be here for jazz.
“It’s funny. “I didn’t grow up listening to jazz,” said the musician who won best jazz vocal album and best artist at the 2023 ceremony. “I started about six year ago, but Lalah Hathaway is one of the true pillars of my music. She was the best. I was curious as to how she did it. I was like, “How does she get low and then get high and then in the middle with all her runs?”
VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Samara Joy
Joy, who had just been named best jazz vocal album Grammy winner, shared with us where she hopes to place the trophy.
“The best thing about this was that my parents were here. As soon as they heard my name they stood up and were louder than everybody else,” said the musician. “So, I’m gonna hang it in their house, because that’s exactly where it belongs.”
The award would remain in the safe, where it cannot be broken. Joy joked about this. Joy laughed and said, “You can only see it through a window,”
Before becoming famous as a jazz singer in college, she was the best new artist winner. Her viral video on TikTok reached 1.5 million viewers in 2020. She released her second album in 2022. Linger Awhile To critical acclaim.
Recent interview with ForbesJoy spoke about the best nominee for new artist. Joy said that it was a surreal experience and she is honored to have been chosen as the ambassador to promote the music she loves. “The diversity in this year’s best new artist genre just goes to show that there is more talent involved in the voting process. The world is represented by the diversity you get.”