Michelle Samuels
 
In her early teens Michelle Samuels began to study voice with the accomplished soprano Marni Nixon.  Several years later, as a freshman in college at NYU Michelle discovered her love for jazz while enrolled in the NYU Jazz Vocal Workshop where she studied with veteran jazz composer, producer, performer Anne Phillips.  Michelle has remained a student of Phillips and the two have worked closely to develop a vibrant repertoire.  

Upon graduating from NYU, Michelle began working in clubs and lounges doing extensive work as a duo with New York's top guitarists including Gene Bertoncini, Paul Meyers, Howard Alden, Roni Ben Hur and Joe Cohn. This, she says, is where she began to develop her personal style.

Anne has collaborated as producer on Michelleπs debut CD "Across A Crowded Room" which features musicians Steve La Spina, Rich De Rosa, Paul Meyers and Adam Asarnow.  Michelle conceived of original arrangements of "Some Enchanted Evening," "The Sweetest Sounds," "It Ain't Necessarily So" and "Hum Drum Blues" and other standards featured on the CD. CDs can be purchased at www.michellesamuels.com.