Known at LunÀtico for leading our Sunday Gospel Brunch, Gary Samuels presents a night of blues along with Hammond B3 virtuoso, Greg Lewis and hard grooving drummer Russell Carter!
Raised in Harlem, New York City, Gary Samuels was one of fifteen children. Surrounded by music, his mother was a pianist and singer; his stepfather, who did not live in the home with Gary, was a Jazz pianist. In addition to his parents, his Grand Aunt Madam was a strong influence - teaching Gary his first song entitled “Wooden Church on A Hill”.
Since then, God’s favor has followed Gary and he’s been blessed to sing for President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, President George Bush, Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela. He’s performed at The Apollo and Radio City Music Hall. He’s sung with Opera Diva Grace Bumbry and Jazz Great Wynton Marsalis and opened up for Kelly Price, Donnie McClurkin, and Mary Mary. Although he’s thrilled at the many opportunities he’s had to sing for notable people, he receives the most joy from singing at nursing homes, senior centers and prisons.