The jazz community has been abuzz lately about a young emerging vocalist by the name of Jazzmeia Horn. Her dynamic and soulful voice can be heard at festivals around the world earning her a 2018 Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. With a beautiful vocal range and humble appreciation of her musical past, Jazzmeia Horn brings forth memories of greats like Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, and Nancy Wilson. Her debut album “A Social Call” is an eclectic mixture of vintage jazz and contemporary jazz laced with R&B influence. As a rising jazz vocalist and conscious artist to the social and cultural issues plaguing our generation, Jazzmeia Horn is making her voice heard in the jazz community and the response has been overwhelming.
Urban Heat Advisory recently caught up with Jazzmeia Horn after her inspiring performance at the Richmond Jazz Festival in Richmond, VA.
Filmed & Edited By: Eric Bailey (UHA/AMCL Media) / Executive Producer: Eric Bailey (UHA/AMCL Media) / Co-Producer & Interviewer: Jamaal Bailey (UHA) / Co-Producer: William Bailey (UHA)
Jazzmeia Horn (her original birth name) was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Raised in the church and of a musical household, she developed an early interest in music. She later attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas’ prestigious arts school with notable alumni as Erykah Badu, Norah Jones, Roy Hargrove, among others. Moving to New York City in 2009 to pursue her solo career, Horn won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2013 and later captured the top honor at the Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition. Jazzmeia’s debut album “Social Call” was released last year and named #1 ranking in 2017 according to JazzWeek. Relevant to the title, this album speaks to the soul. With classic R&B ballads mixed in with jazz standards, Jazzmeia Horn is able to share her musical gift with listeners both young and old while displaying her gratitude to the jazz community. Her remarkable voice is uplifting and her conscious message is always inspiring. Jazzmeia Horn is one beautifully gifted artist that you don’t want to miss!
More info @: www.theartistryofjazzhorn.com
Written By: Jamaal Bailey (UHA)