Emilie Samson

Vocalist ♪ Composer ♪ Educator

"my advice… keep your ears out for this brilliant young singer – you’ll be hearing much more from her!"

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"A new personality on the jazz vocal spectrum, Samson's charisma is spellbinding."

"Miss Samson can sing – in two languages, it may be added – better than many of her generation."

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Isn't This A Lovely Day?Emilie Samson
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Que reste-il de nos amours?Emilie Samson
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Recorded live at Pinch Recording Studio in New York City.

 With Nick Pennington on guitar.

Debut EP "An Introvert's Dream"
Available on all streaming platforms!

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Press

"Miss Samson can sing – in two languages, it may be added – better than many of her generation. She leaps with uncommon sureness into the highest reaches of her soprano register and maintains tone and manner when in the depth of her tonal palette"

-Jazz Da Gama

"Samson elongates each note with a seemingly perfect entrée of elegance. Her arsenal of technique is on full display as each song evolves to a stirring recognition of her ravishing talents."

-Stamish Malcuss, Jazz Sensibilities

"No matter the style, Samson truly puts forth her personality and is thoughtful in its execution, taking it beyond a standards singer, and transforming each song stylistically. "
-Eliana Ferni, 
Staccatofy

 

"my advice… keep your ears out for this brilliant young singer – you’ll be hearing much more from her!"

-Rotcod Zzaj, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

"A new personality on the jazz vocal spectrum, Samson's charisma is spellbinding."

-Jazz2love

_This girl form Montreal is still ahead,
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Videos

Live at The 55 Bar (NYC)

Live at Myers Recording Studio

Live at Dizzy's (Lincoln Center)

About

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Born in Montréal, Québec, Émilie Samson is a New York based jazz vocalist, composer, and educator. She graduated with honours from McGill University, where she completed her Bachelor in Jazz Performance, being awarded the mention of "outstanding performance in jazz voice". In 2017, Émilie relocated to New York City after receiving a scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry and Jo Lawry.

Emilie has performed internationally across Canada and the Unites Sates at famous venues including Dizzy's Jazz Club, Carnegie Hall, The 55 Bar, Rockwood Music Hall, KGB Bar, Harlem Stage, Twins Jazz, and Upstairs Jazz Bar.

 

In 2020, she released her debut EP called "An Introvert's Dream" which was highly praised by jazz critics. She is currently working on her next releases that will be released in 2023.She has landed her voice to multiple projects, including the EP "Covers" by Aris Antionades (Greece), Sacred Music with Robinson De Montmollin (Switzerland), "One" by Michael Shapria (USA) and an album with composers Nic Gaumond and Philippe Macnac-Seguin (Canada) that will be released in 2023.  

Emilie is a versatile singer who touched many different styles, being jazz, Brazilian music, musical theatre, classical and popular music. She has studied composition with some in-demand composers such as John Hollenbeck, Christine Jensen, Phil Markowitz and David Liebman. Émilie composes and writes arrangements both for herself and other vocalists, and she is currently working on her upcoming EP on which she’ll release original arrangements and compositions. 

Through her music, Émilie talks about the human experience through time. In her arrangements, she gives a new life to an old song, making songs that were written almost a hundred years ago relevant again. Her compositions are more introspective, showing a different side of her personality. 

Aside from recording and performing, Emilie is a dedicated educator and teaches voice, piano, early childhood music and French and she is leading her own studio, the Emilie Samson Studio, on top of being on faculty at Larchmont Music Academy, Armelle for kids and Manhattan School of Music. 

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Teaching

Émilie holds a Master's degree in jazz voice from Manhattan School of Music, and she's been teaching voice and piano for over ten years. She is currently teaching at Manhattan School of Music, Larchmont Music Academy and Armelle for kids, and she is leading her own studio in New York City, the Emilie Samson Studio. The Emilie Samson Studio sets itself apart with yearly recitals and professional quality audio recordings.

She is passionate about pedagogy and completed levels I & II of the LoVetri Method, Somatic voicework, a voice technique that focuses on Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM). Emilie is also certified for Kindermusik, and she has taught babies to retirees, working with complete beginners to undergraduate level students. She is bilingual and can teach in French, and she can also teach beginner ukulele and guitar, which is perfect for voice students who want to learn how to accompany themselves.

While Émilie is specialized in jazz voice, she also teaches many other styles including pop and musical theatre. On piano, she teaches intermediate classical, jazz and pop, with a focus on how to accompany yourself as a singer.  Émilie will design her lesson plans according to her student's needs and goals. She successfully prepared several students who auditioned for undergraduate music programs and she also coaches students for auditions and contests. Other topics that she can teach are theory, composition, songwriting, arranging, programming and how to overcome performance anxiety. 

Émilie both travels to her students and teaches at her apartment located in Washington Heights. She can also teach over Skype, if you are not located in New York city. 

 
 
 

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