Jazz at the NCMA presents Robert Glasper and Samara Joy

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Due to weather, today’s outdoor NCMA concert featuring Robert Glasper and Samara Joy will be moving to the  Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts, an indoor venue located in downtown Raleigh. Please bring your original ticket (digital or printed). All tickets and pre-ordered picnics will be honored. To request a refund, please email help@ncartmuseum.org by 5:30 pm today.

The third concert in our 2023 series features five-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper, who this year won Best R&B Album. He is joined by “the rich and velvety yet precociously refined” stylings of 23-year-old jazz sensation Samara Joy, winner of the latest Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album.

Musician Photo and Recording Policy
No flash or professional photography allowed. No video or audio recording of any kind allowed.

No smoking allowed inside venue gates.

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About Robert Glasper
Robert Glasper is a jazz pianist with a knack for mellow, harmonically complex compositions that also reveal a subtle hip-hop influence. The pianist released his debut album, Mood, in 2004. In 2012 the Robert Glasper Experiment (with a slew of guest vocalists) issued Black Radio, which sought to blur the boundaries between jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and rock and roll. Glasper played on Kendrick Lamar’s celebrated To Pimp a Butterfly and Maxwell’s BLACKsummers’night. For Don Cheadle’s 2016 Miles Davis biopic, the pianist curated the soundtrack and wrote original music.

About Samara Joy
With her Verve Records debut, Linger Awhile, Samara Joy makes her case to join the likes of Sarah, Ella, and Billie as the next mononymous jazz singing sensation recorded by the venerable label. Her voice has already earned her fans like Anita Baker and Regina King, appearances on the Today Show, and millions of likes on TikTok—cementing her status as perhaps the first Gen Z jazz singing star.

Please keep an eye out for our Know before You Go email, which will be sent a few weeks before the concert. Also feel free to reach out to Moses.T.AlexanderGreene@ncdcr.gov should you have any questions.

Photos: Courtesy of the artists

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Picnic in the Park
Preorder picnic boxes for Park Theater events. Picnics are individual boxes filled with sandwiches, salads, sides, and bottled water. Additional beverages, including beer, wine, cocktails, soft drinks, and kombucha, are available on-site for purchase. Members save 10% on applicable food and beverage items with code MEMBER.

No time to order? No worries! We have a full concession menu in the Park Theater featuring a variety of hot and cold items. Cold drinks, beer, wine, snacks, and popcorn are also available.

Picnic boxes are ready for pickup on-site when gates open for concerts and films.



Jun 22, 2023


7:00 PM


Tickets starting from $31.50 Members, $35 Nonmembers general admission
Special Instructions:
Doors open at 5:30 pm.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
Special Instructions:
Doors open at 5:30 pm.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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