December 6th, 2022 9:30pm Stage 3
Born in Montreal, Québec, Emilie Samson is a French Canadian jazz vocalist, composer, and educator based in New York City. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance at McGill University before she relocated to New York after receiving a scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where she studied voice with Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry and Jo Lawry. In New York City, she is an active performer and she has connected with audiences in many venues including at Harlem Stage, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and a monthly residency at The 55 Bar.
In 2020, Emilie released her debut EP “An Introvert's Dream”. The EP is a collection of original songs and arrangements she wrote after moving to the Big Apple. In her arrangements, she takes the essence of a song and tells the story from a modern perspective, putting forward the timelessness of the Great American Songbook. Her eclectic repertoire also includes pop songs such as her first single, Wouldn't it Be Nice by the Beach Boys, French and Brazilian songs. As a composer, her writing is more introspective, showing a different side of her personality.