Samantha is a 22 year old vocal performance major at Northern Kentucky University. She is from Long Island, NY. Samantha performed at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC as a guest artist in 2010, and sung with SwingTime Big Band for opening night of the Cincinnati Red's game. Samantha has performed alongside local and international celebrities such as Bucky & Martin Pizzarelli (2009), Nikki Blonsky ("Hairspray", "Huge") (2005), Maxine Brown (2007), Hilary Kole (2009, 2010), & Kevin Covais of American Idol Season 5 (2006). Samantha currently performs in restaurants, clubs, for festivals, private parties, weddings, etc. She currently performs with 3 Big Bands (Swing Bands) in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, she sings with several jazz ensembles in the area, as well. You can also find her doing more intimate gigs with just piano and voice, or guitar and voice, and sometimes even as a solo act. She also does a tribute act to Judy Garland.
Some of Samantha's influences include Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, and Barbra Streisand.