Without a doubt among the jazz world’s most exciting young vocalists...her sound is explosive and bright and rich, catnip for audiences looking for boldness that’s still traditional.


Jazzmeia Horn

Jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn dazzles with her fleet scat singing and impeccable sense of swing, and is part of an exciting new generation of commanding, creative artists effortlessly bridging jazz's illustrious past with today's popular music. The rising star has chops to spare—she took first place in the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, and then won the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, the highest accolade available to a young jazz musician. Horn's 2017 debut album, A Social Call, landed in Billboard's jazz Top 10 and her follow-up release, Love and Liberation, features compelling original compositions as well as standards from the Great American Songbook, spirituals, and modern R&B. "Her tunes are so good, other singers are sure to try them on, but then they'll have to sing them as well as Jazzmeia Horn does. Her interpretations set a standard of their own" (NPR).


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Program Notes

Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.