Sami Stevens

NYC artist Sami Stevens harnesses Jazz and Singer-Songwriter influences to create truly intimate original music. In writing songs, singing and accompanying herself on keyboard, she crafts a musical world based in silence, delivering dynamic, personal performances. Though performing solo is where she takes complete control of the stage, Sami is also an avid collaborator. Her latest releases include I Insist by Kazemde George, And I'm Right by Sami Stevens and the Man I Love, the Make Your Mind EP with producer KG,B, and Amore Per Tutti with Tredici Bacci. She is also anticipating the spring 2023 release of a solo album entitled Morning.

A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Sami’s performance and recording career has transcended genre. She has performed with jazz pianist and Genius Grant recipient Jason Moran, collaborated with acclaimed avant-garde composer and saxophonist John Zorn, recorded with "King of Treme" Shannon Powell, and DIY legend Gary Wilson, toured opening for Indie Rock/Emo favorites Pinback, performed with jazz pianist and 6-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch, opened for Grammy nominated folk singer Greg Brown, Rachael Price of pop-soul band Lake Street Dive, and legendary Black Star MC Talib Kweli, sang for psych/garage rock artist Ty Segall’s “Emotional Mugger” premiere, and appeared on various film and TV soundtracks, including Archer (FX; J.G. Thirlwell) and Sesame Street (PBS). Her projects have been lauded by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Downbeat, and the New York Times, and featured on various official Spotify playlists, including “Best Vocal Jazz of 2021.”

Sami has toured North America, Europe, and Australia with various projects, appearing at NYC venues the Cutting Room, Brooklyn Bowl, Smalls, The Jazz Gallery, Roulette, and National Sawdust, and at music festivals Sydney Fest, SXSW, O+ Festival, Phoenicia Intl. Festival of the Voice, and Meltasia. Stevens has led the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, and sang the national anthem at Fenway Park at age 16. She also served as producer and host of Space is the Place, a music and science radio program on Silent Barn’s Bel-Air Radio.

Sami studied privately with Dominique Eade and John McNeil at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she graduated with a BM in Vocal Jazz Performance in the fall of 2014. The same year she received a BA in Psychology from Tufts University. Sami grew up in East Winthrop, Maine, and is currently living in Brooklyn, NY.


I Insist - Kazemde George

And I’m Right - Sami Stevens and the Man I Love

Make Your Mind EP - Sami Stevens and KG,B with J. Swiss

Sparks - Ludovica Burtone

A Song for Us - Sami Stevens and Hiba Elgizouli

Enduring Democracy; the Monterey Petition - Soundtrack

Changemaker - Sesame Street Soundtrack

Archer - Soundtrack - JG Thirwell (Foetus)

It’s Personal With Amy Hogart - Soundtrack

La Fine Del Futuro - Tredici Bacci

Amore Per Tutti - Tredici Bacci

The Thirteen Kisses EP - Tredici Bacci

Vai! Vai! Vai! - Tredici Bacci

Fancy Mess - Tredici Bacci

Another Lonely Night in Brooklyn - Gary Wilson

Fils de Plouc (Mother Schmuckers) - Soundtrack - Simon Hanes

Love Transformation - Mina Cho

Tracing a Line - Robin Buyer

Four Thing - Zach Phillips

This is Love - Elise Testone

Deephau5 - Drop.Kick.Pop

The Last Porno Show - Morricone Youth

Danger: Diabolik - Morricone Youth

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans - Morricone Youth

The Lodger - Morricone Youth

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