Jazzmeia Horn

Jazzmeia Horn

Photo by carlos cruz (view set) Dallas born-and-raised Jazzmeia Horn is not just a vocalist, or even just a musician, she’s a trailblazer. As the first woman in the history of music to arrange, produce, write, sing, and record a big band album, Horn’s aspirations are anything but small. Speaking with KEXP’s Larry Mizell Jr., she goes into the hard work it took to manage such a big project as well her prophesied beginnings. Her latest album Dear Love is available on Empress Legacy Records.

Jazzmeia Horn, GatesFest, Germaine Bazzle's birthday: music in New Orleans March 24-30, 2022

New Orleans hosts its biggest week of live music so far this year, with an abundance of local and touring acts. Singer Jazzmeia Horn, a native of Dallas, won the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition as well as the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition. Concord Records subsequently released her debut album, “A Social Call.” She followed it up with the Grammy-nominated “Love and Liberation." She concludes a brief New Orleans residency with shows at 8 and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro on Frenchmen St. She’ll be backed by the NOJO Trio featuring three musicians from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: pianist Ryan Hanseler, bassist Amina Scott and drummer Gerald Watkins Jr. Tickets are $40.

Telling Stories with Jazzmeia Horn

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn sings and talks to Michael Bourne about how she chooses to tell stories through music. Turning negative energy into positive vibes on the latest episode of Singers Unlimited Podcast. Michael Bourne was a presence on the air at WBGO between the end of 1984 and the start...

With 'Dear Love' and a new label, Jazzmeia Horn is forging her own path

Jazzmeia Horn has always maintained creative control of her sound and image. From being on major labels to running her very own, she has always stayed true to who she is at her core in every way. The name of Horn’s label, Empress Legacy Records, was inspired by the spirit...

Jazzmeia Horn at Jazz Alley

The arrival of jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn in Seattle for a two-day run at Jazz Alley represented in many ways, the return of international touring jazz artists to the esteemed and historic venue, after a fall that featured resident jazz artists and r&b stars. The second set of the stay on December 7 was seemingly a comfortable fit for the quartet, as they took a focused and reposed approach to Ms. Horn's adept arrangements for quartet from her latest release Dear Love (2021, Empress Legacy), featuring her Gil Evans-esque big band, Her Noble Force.

Jazzmeia Horn

Monday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. Blessed with a fitting name for her chosen path – it was Horn’s jazz-loving, piano-playing grandmother who chose “Jazzmeia” – the singer was born in Dallas in 1991, grew up in a tightly knit, church-going family filled with musical talent and began singing as a toddler. She attended Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts, known for launching such musical greats as Roy Hargrove, Norah Jones, and Erykah Badu, then later attended The New School in New York City. Her education included steering herself to the mentors who would guide her passion for jazz, like Bobby McFerrin, Abbey Lincoln, and Betty Carter. Winner of the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Competition and the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, Jazzmeia was signed to Concord Records and released her debut album A Social Callto great critical acclaim.

Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force: ‘Dear Love’ (Empress Legacy)

Although efforts to fuse spoken-word performance with jazz have often resulted in calamitous failures, Dear Love, the third album by singer Jazzmeia Horn, largely avoids common pitfalls. Even when she speaks or sings clichés, she imbues her phrasing with such devotional urgency that listeners may forgive the mediocre poetry. Her Noble Force band, a varied.

Jazzmeia Horn – ‘Dear Love’

(Empress Legacy Records. ELR001. Album Review by Patrick Hadfield) In her short career so far, Jazzmeia Horn has received a wealth of plaudits and awards. Her first two records each received a Grammy nomination. Listening to her latest record, Dear Love, one can understand why. Backed by an impressive large ensemble, Her Noble Force, augmented on a couple of tracks by a string section together with a couple of acapella interludes, Horn uses her rich voice in both vocal and spoken word performances, often following from one form to the other. Dear Love brims with well-earned confidence.

Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force: Dear Love (Empress Legacy)

Since her 2017 debut A Social Call, Jazzmeia Horn—like her fellow Dallas native Erykah Badu—has plumbed the art of vocalizing in a manner suggesting a gold miner looking to alchemically forge something precious and new. While Badu moved toward neo-soul and hip-hop, Horn found her treasure in slightly askew jazz (and Ntozake Shange-esque poetry) and never looked back. With a resonant voice and a cheeky adoration of scat, she simply brings joy to everything she swings.

#NewMusicFriday September 10th: New Music Releases You Need To Hear Feat. Jazzmeia Horn, Yebba, and Bomba Estéreo

Check Out This Week’s Best Sounding New Music Releases!. Every #NewMusicFriday, we pick a bunch of the best-sounding new albums so you can get your audiophile music fix!… As usual, it’s a very eclectic mix (Albums are arranged with more traditional audiophile genres like Jazz and Blues at the top, and the non-traditional audiophile stuff towards the bottom).

#UPFRONT featuring Two-Time Grammy Nominated Vocalist JAZZMEIA HORN (AUDIO)

Check out this week's edition of UPFRONT Inside the Entertainment Industry. It features Grammy nominated vocalist, activist and rising superstar JAZZMEIA HORN. She's returning to Atlanta Labor Day Weekend (September 5 & 6) as part of this year's Atlanta Jazz Festival. During our "In the Tradition" conversation, Jazzmeai opens up...

Erroll Garner, Jazzmeia Horn, Charlie Parker & More: The Week in Jazz

The Week in Jazz is your roundup of new and noteworthy stories from the jazz world. It’s a one-stop destination for the music news you need to know. Let’s take it from the top. Noteworthy. New Single from Previously Unreleased Erroll Garner Live Recording: Octave and Mack Avenue have shared...

Jazzmeia Horn, jazz vocalist

This multiple GRAMMY nominee and 2020 winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album will share original songs plus jazz standards and covers of songs from other genres. Presented in partnership with Central PA Friends of Jazz.