Grammy Award winner Samara Joy performs at the Sacred Jazz Concert on Friday, March 24 at 7 PM at Christ Church Cranbrook. An additional show date was added Saturday, March 25 at 7 PM at a new venue Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit. You don’t want to miss this two-time Grammy award winner for Best New Artist & Best Vocal Jazz Album!

Sacred Concert celebrates the intersection between Jazz music and worship. Musique Noire, an all female jazz group, will open the concert.

With her upcoming Verve Records debut, Linger Awhile, 23-year-old Samara Joy makes her case to join the likes of Sarah, Ella, and Billie as the next mononymous jazz singing sensation recorded by the venerable label. Her voice, rich and velvety yet precariously refined, has already earned her fans like Anita Baker and Regina King, appearances on the TODAY Show and millions of likes on TikTok — cementing her status as perhaps the first Gen Z jazz singing star. 

 On Linger Awhile, Samara will introduce that massive audience to a slew of classic standards several times older than she is through her timeless, irresistible sound.

Musique Noire was formed in 2005. The group’s members, who reside in Michigan and California are veteran players nationally and internationally, having performed with such high-profile artists as Stevie Wonder, KEM, Aretha Franklin, El Debarge, and Frank McComb among many others.

Musique Noire were 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2018 Detroit Music Awards nominees for Outstanding Jazz Recording (2009, 2018) and Outstanding World/Reggae Group (2009, 2010, 2011, 2018) and 2015 winners of the Best Black Female Jazz Group through Black Women in
Jazz Awards out of Atlanta, GA.

The ensemble were 2018 TEDx Detroit performer/presenters.Musique Noire was nominated in 2018 by the Detroit Music Awards as “Outstanding World Artist/Group” and “Outstanding World Recording”. The ensemble also received the same nominations in 2011, 2010 and 2009. Musique Noire was also awarded “Best Black Female Band of the Year” at the 2015 Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Awards in Atlanta, GA. The ensemble were 2018 TEDx performers.

Tickets for Sacred concert 2023 are available for purchase at

Facebook Comments



  1. Does anyone have any idea if I can request or cancel my tickets? …., I just can’t attend anymore. Send me a message if you’d preferably like to buy them off me, I will make a good deal on it

Comments are closed.