Jazzmeia Horn, March 10th, 2018

Emerging Artist Series

"My name is Jazzmeia Horn and that is not a mistake," says Horn. "God does not make mistakes." This powerful statement is backed up by the truth: Jazzmeia Horn is the winner of the 2015 Thelonious Monk Vocal Contest and the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition. She is a natural who grew up in a family passionately rooted in gospel music; her grandmother, a jazz-loving pianist, gave Horn her name. "I guess she knew I was going to be a musical child" claims Jazzmeia. Time proved her Grandma right - Jazzmeia's innate musicality and hard work have earned her numerous awards along with the opportunity to perform as a side-woman with legendary musicians like Junior Mance, Billy Harper, Peter Bernstein, Vincent Herring, Kirk Lightsey, Frank Wess, Ellis Marsalis and many others. Since moving from her native Dallas to attend the New School, Horn has fully embraced and become a symbol of the New York jazz scene. After graduating in 2009, New York became Jazzmeia's home base for traveling the world. Just the last 3 months of 2017 took her from Brooklyn to Bogota, South Korea, China, London, San Diego and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. Her evolution from New York musician to festival-hopping jazz star happened quickly and is reflected by the success of her debut album, A Social Call, which quickly surged to Billboard's Top 10 Jazz Albums upon its release. This emerging artist is traveling on a rocket!

"Great story-telling and inspired message-giving, fluid vocals and scat-singing and spirited group performances--A Social Call features all one would hope to hear from a veteran vocalist of longstanding reputation. As such, the album serves as a clarion call, proudly announcing the arrival of a young, confident musical talent with a long history ahead of her, blessed with a name that carries its own destiny" - Ashley Kahn, jazz author

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March 10th, 2018
8:00 PM
Vermont Jazz Center
Sliding Scale ticket fee: $20.00 - $40.00 Student Tickets $15 with valid ID.
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