Samantha’s Take Four
Samantha Edwards, a luminary in the world of Indian Jazz, is a professional singer renowned for her distinctive mastery of jazz and blues. Her singing styles vary from pop, jazz, and country to RnB, Motown, rock, folk and blues, and western classical music in choirs.
Born with an innate talent and a passion for these genres, Samantha began her musical journey at the age of 5 and holds a level 8 performers certificate (secured 96%) from Rock School, Trinity Guild Hall, UK in modern music.
In 2001, she pieced together her blues and jazz band called Samantha Edwards With Take 4. In 2002, Samantha and Take 4 had a pivotal moment when they were chosen to open the prestigious International Jazz Yatra in Mumbai. They also performed at the Panjim Downtown Jazz festival in Goa among several other festivals.
The ensemble today comprises Ben Fernandez, Bertie D’Silva and Roger Menezes. Together they have performed for events of Raymond, BPL, Star Cruise, Economic Times, IBM, J.K. Tyre and so on.
She has worked with maestros like Mani Ratnam, Ustad Zakir Hussian and A.R.Rahman and has sung on the soundtracks of the films like ‘For Real’, ‘Mr. And Mrs.Iyer’, she has been nominated ‘Jingle Voice Of The Year’ for two jingles - Nescafe and BlueGrass Whiskey.
She has held her own concerts in Mumbai at the National Centre For Performing Arts, paying tribute to ‘The Women in Jazz’ and ‘Whitney Houston’.
Over the last 25 years, the band has performed at over 1000 live events, sung for advertisement jingles, corporate films and background film scores. As she continues to sing her heart out, Samantha Edwards remains a cherished figure in the world of jazz and blues.