Winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Vocals Jazz Competition, the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, and a 2018 Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy Award nominee, Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing the very essence of her expressive and lively music. Having earned a reputation as a jazz rising star, Horn appears on the national and international jazz scene while leading her dynamic group The Artistry of Jazz Horn.
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Hailing from Dallas, TX, the ambition to pursue a solo career took Horn to New York in 2009, where she earned her degree at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Shortly after, she began to perform as a sideman with musicians Winard Harper, Junior Mance, Billy Harper, Vincent Gardner, Delfeayo Marsalis, Mike LeDonne, Peter Bernstein, Johnny O’Neal, Vincent Herring, Kirk Lightsey, Frank Wess, and Ellis Marsalis.
Horn has appeared in such world-famous jazz festivals and legendary jazz clubs as Lenox Lounge, Bill’s Place, The Apollo, The Blue Note, Dizzy’s Jazz Club CocaCola, Minton’s, The Jazz Standard, Smalls Jazz Club, Zinc, Jazz Gallery, Birdland, and The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Her accolades include the 2008 and 2009 DownBeat Student Music Award; 2010 Best Vocal Jazz Soloist Winner; 2013 Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Program at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC; the Rising Star Award for the 2012 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition; 2014 MidAtlantic Jazz Vocal Competition finalist; the 16th Annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium’s Young Lioness Award in 2015; and the 2018 Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy Award nomination.
In addition to touring with The Artistry of Jazz Horn, Horn is currently a teaching artist in the NJPAC Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens program and the Jazz In The Schools Program in Newark, NJ.
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Enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artists after this performance.