Samara Joy and Pasquale Grasso Trio

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Samara Joy. Photo by Shervin Lainez.

On Sunday, July 25, at 5 p.m. the Arts Center at Duck Creek presents a free concert by Samara Joy and the Pasquale Grasso Trio with vocalist Samara Joy, guitarist Pasquale Grasso, bassist Ari Roland and drummer Keith Balla.

Joy is one of the more imposing young singers working in jazz today. She’s from a gospel family — her first exposure to jazz was at Fordham High School for the Arts — and a short time later, she became the Ella Fitzgerald Scholar and in 2019 she won the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition. Joy will be joined by a trio led by 30-year-old Pasquale Grasso, a budding star from the world of solo guitar.

“It’s great working with him” Joy says, “because I know he brings his best, which pushes me to bring my A-game — nothing less.”

The concert will go on, rain or shine. In the event of rain, the show will take place indoors with a limited capacity. First to come will be the first served.

The Arts Center at Duck Creek is at 127 Squaw Road, East Hampton.

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