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NYC’s Samara McLendon Wins 8th Sarah Vaughan International Competition

On Sunday, Nov. 4, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)’s Victoria Theater in Newark, N.J., Samara McLendon—born and raised in the Bronx and a junior in the jazz studies program at SUNY Purchase—took top honors in the 8th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (also known as the SASSY Awards). Selected from … Read More “NYC’s Samara McLendon Wins 8th Sarah Vaughan International Competition”

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Finalists Announced for Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced the finalists for the 8th annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, also known as the SASSY Awards, which will be held on November 24, the final day of Newark’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival. The finalists, chosen out of nearly 600 singers who submitted songs … Read More “Finalists Announced for Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition”

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