NYC Vocalist Sami Stevens combines Soul, Jazz, Experimental and RnB sensibilities to forge a truly unique voice in original music. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Sami has performed with world renowned jazz pianist Jason Moran and 6-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch, recorded with "King of Treme" Shannon Powell and underground legend Gary Wilson, and opened for Grammy nominated folk singer Greg Brown and Black Star MC Talib Kweli. Sami has toured the US and Europe with various projects, appearing at NYC venues like the Cutting Room, Brooklyn Bowl, and National Sawdust. She has led the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, performed numerous times in Boston's Jordan Hall, and sung the national anthem in Fenway Park at age 16. Sami acts as lead vocalist for the widely celebrated faux Italian 70’s soundtrack band Tredici Bacci, and also tours frequently with Elise Testone, a recent American Idol finalist. In 2014, Sami released the Melting EP, a collection of music written for strings, drums and voice.
Sami's latest project is The Man I Love, which she started in the summer of 2015. Incorporating classic soul, RnB, jazz, and singer-songwriter lyricism, Sami Stevens and The Man I Love can be heard tightening up their set all over NYC and Brooklyn. They are currently working on finishing up their first album, to be released in the spring of 2017.
Sami has studied privately with Dominique Eade, Kate McGarry, John McNeil, and Jeanie Lovetri. She graduated from the New England Conservatory of music with a BM in Vocal Jazz Performance and from Tufts University with a BA in Psychology in the fall of 2014. Sami grew up in East Winthrop, Maine, and is currently living in Brooklyn, NY.